The bone-skipper, (or Centrophlebomyia anthropophaga) feast on bodies – human and animal – that are in advanced stages of composition. Thought to have been made extinct 160 years ago, they have recently been rediscovered in Europe.

The flies are nicknamed bone-skippers because they skip along the bones of a decaying body, making it look “alive with larvae” repots

Pierfilippo Carretti, a researcher at the Sapienza University of Rome has established a “type-species” for the fly, and you can read all the gory details of its existence here: