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Subfamily Scathophaginae

Golden Dung Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria)? - Scathophaga stercoraria Fly - Cordilura golden hair fly? - Scathophaga Dung Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria Guessing Dung Fly & What Is This ? - Scathophaga Golden Dung Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria - male Scathophaga stercoraria Scathophaga furcata  - Scathophaga furcata
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
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.