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Golden dung fly

Scathophaga stercoraria


Adult males have golden-yellow hairs. Females are grayer. The adult body length is 7-9 mm. Adults prey on smaller insects and can consume nectar and dung as additional sources of energy.


Spotted on low vegetation at the edge of a wetland at Flaming Geyser State Park.


Found throughout North America and much of the world.

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Auburn, Washington, United States

Spotted on May 1, 2021
Submitted on May 2, 2021

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