Flies belonging to the species Thyreophora cynophila have been found in the south of France and have been considered extinct since 1836.
In France, they noticed flies with an orange head, which are also called “vulture flies.” This species has been considered extinct since the middle of the century before last.
Reported by National Park of the Pyrenees.
Flies that belong to the species Thyreophora cynophila were considered exterminated by man, but in 2009 they were rediscovered in Spain. To track down these insects, naturalists used their tendency to lay their eggs in the decomposed bodies of wild animals.
Recently, orange-headed flies were seen in the south of France, they circled over the carcass of a wild boar, which lay on the snow at an altitude of 1,700 meters above sea level. seas. An employee of the national park noted that it was this particular type of insect.
It is known that such flies are more active in winter, they are not afraid of the cold, and their larvae feed on animal carcasses, and their favorite place for development is bone brain.