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Face Fly -  Phaonia subventa - Muscidae
Face Fly - Phaonia subventa - Muscidae

Face Fly - Phaonia subventa
Face Fly - Phaonia subventa belong to the order Diptera and to the family Muscida. This species is widespread throughout Europe. These flies reach body lengths of 6-8 mm. The upper part of their scutellum is grey, the lower part, orange. Their abdomen is reddish-yellow and has a black dorsal stripe.
Phaonia subventa - side face
Phaonia subventa - side face
Phaonia subventa prefer to live in forests. They are active from April to winter. They reproduce several times a year. Females lay their eggs in rotting leaves, rotting wood or in carrion, on which their larvae feed. The larvae overwinter there.
Phaonia subventa on leaf
Phaonia subventa on leaf

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1. Face Fly - Phaonia subventa - Muscidae
2. Phaonia subventa - side face
3. Phaonia subventa on leaf
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