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Common Yellow Dung fly - Scathophaga stercoraria
Common Yellow Dung fly - Scathophaga stercoraria


Common yellow dung fly
The common yellow dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria), also called the golden dung fly, belongs to the family dung flies (Scathophagidae) and the genus Scathophaga. This species is common and widespread throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
Common Yellow Dung fly - front view
Common Yellow Dung fly - front view
The adult common yellow dung flies reach body lengths of 5-12 mm. They are brown, yellowish-brown, golden, yellow (male) to yellowish-green (female) and are covered in dense furry hair. Common yellow dung flies have yellow faces with whitish-gray or sometimes slightly brownish foreheads. In the centre of their chest section (mesonotum) is a narrow red stripe. Their antennae and proboscis are black and their legs are yellow.
Fly - Common Yellow Dung fly - Scathophaga stercoraria
Fly - Common Yellow Dung fly - Scathophaga stercoraria
They have black bristles on the central section of the chest and two fine dark, longitudinal lines are visible there. The common yellow dung fly has greyish-brown transparent wings with red to yellow edges at the front. The abdomen of the females is greyish-brown with black hair, while the abdomen of the male is light yellow in colour.
Common Yellow Dung fly - side face
Common Yellow Dung fly - side face


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1. Common Yellow Dung fly - Scathophaga stercoraria
2. Common Yellow Dung fly - front view
3. Fly - Common Yellow Dung fly - Scathophaga stercoraria
4. Common Yellow Dung fly - side face
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