Marshall(1) speculates this fly was introduced from Europe. All other species of Saltella are restricted to the Old World. This species tends to be found in disturbed areas, a common characteristic of nonnative species.
Larval habitat of the genus includes cow dung.
Color of Saltella is variable, with larger specimens tending to be paler.
Pont, Adrian Charles and Rudolf Meier. 2002. The Sepsidae (Diptera) of Europe. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica (preview)
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