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Subfamily Scathophaginae

S. stercoraria? - Scathophaga fly - Cordilura - male Pretty fly - Cordilura Scathofagidae ? - Scathophaga stercoraria - male - female Scathophagidae? - Hydromyza confluens Diptera. - Scathophaga Unknown Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria - male Marsh Fly? - Scathophaga furcata
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.