Flesh Flies.

Flesh fly of the family Sarcophagidae are similar in appearance to the house fly but are characterized by blackish stripes on the gray thorax. The abdomen has a light and dark gray checkerboard pattern and is often red at the tip. Though some species may be smaller than houseflies, most flesh flies are about 10 to 13 mm long. These two flesh flies were so engrossed in what they’re doing that I was able take a clear close-up shot; they kept still for several minutes.

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