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Subfamily Scathophaginae

pale green fly, dung fly? - Scathophaga stercoraria - female Scathophagidae, Golden Dung fly - Scathophaga stercoraria Dung Fly - Cordilura 7009294 Scopeuma~ - Scathophaga reses Scathophaga sp.? - Scathophaga furcata Scathophagidae - Scathophaga furcata Scathophaga Unknown Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria
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.