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Photo#11055
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
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.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

 
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.

 
Size
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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