June 21, 2011-This is a Flesh fly; Genus Sarcophaga. The adults usually feed on nectar, fruit juices, sap and honeydew. They are found near decaying materials, carcasses, and dung (as seen here). They don't bite. And they are helpful with forensic entomology. They are one of the first arrive on a dead carcass, so investigators can determine time of death. I first thought this was a common housefly, but its red eyes and gray stripes gave it away. Thank you for all the comments on my moon shot, I truly appreciate each one. (Day 172:365 @sharkbayte).