native to the Old World, probably of tropical origin, now nearly cosmopolitan; adventive and widespread in our area (across Canada, n. US, FL)(2)(3)
wide variety of habitats from dense forests to deserts and urban areas, incl. carrion, dung, bird/mammal nests in tree holes, farm manure(4), often synanthropic, associated with stored products, compost, poultry litter, etc.(2)(5)(3)
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