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Fly - Scathophaga furcata

Fly - Scathophaga furcata
Springfield, Virginia, USA
November 5, 2004
A small brown fly found among the leaf litter in my yard. Maybe Sciomyzidae? (just a guess)

Moved from Dung Flies.

Possibly Scathophaga furcata
Possibly Scathophaga furcata.

Dung fly
This is a dung fly, family Scathophagidae. It looks like a Scathophaga species but not the common golden dung fly, S. stercoraria.


Dung fly
Many thanks, as always, Paul!

How small is "small"?
If size can't be estimated in mm or inches, comparison with a well-known species would be helpful.

Yeah, I should know better than to use such indefinite language. I don't remember the exact size, but it was smaller than typical flesh flies and blow flies.

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