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Subfamily Scathophaginae

Scathophaga Female - Scathophaga stercoraria - female Golden Dung Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria Scathophagid Fly - Scathophaga intermedia unknown saffron-colored fly - Scathophaga stercoraria Dung Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria Sedge fly - Cordilura - male Golden Dung Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria - male Unknown Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Scathophagidae (Dung Flies)
Subfamily Scathophaginae
Remarks
Larvae of Scathophaginae have been reported as phytophagous (especially in Scirpus, Juncus, and Pedicularis), predaceous, or coprophagous (as in the common Scathophaga species, although some feed in seaweed). (1)
Works Cited
1.Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood. 1987. Research Branch Agriculture Canada.