Gray thorax with black longitudinal stripes; gray and black checker pattern on the abdomen; red compound eyes.
Seeks moisture from the eyes of humans and livestock. Detects dead animals after blow flies, but competes by laying already hatched larvae that feed on the larvae of other insects. Females lay their larvae on decaying flesh, garbage, dung, and even open mammal wounds. Larvae feed, grow, and then burrow into soil before emerging as adults.
Flesh flies are beneficial for breaking down the carcasses of dead animals, but can carry diseases.
Common in Jordan.