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Subject:  Bug identification
Geographic location of the bug:  Klipheuwel, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 10/01/2018
Time: 06:52 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I photographed this insect at a wetland in Klipheuwel, near Cape Town.  It is an agricultural area. Farming practices include wheat, oats and live stock farming (cattle and sheep).
How you want your letter signed:  Tania Morkel

Yellow Dung Fly

Dear Tania,
It is a Fly, order Diptera. Not sure of family.  We need more time to research.

Yellow Dung Fly

Many thanks Daniel
An entomologist from my University just confirmed that it is Scathophaga stercoraria (Yellow dung fly).
Kind regards
Tania Morkel
Hi again Tania,
Thanks for getting back to us with a correct identification.  We found images of the Yellow Dung Fly on Wildlife Insight, but we also found the species, with the common name Golden Dung Fly, on BugGuide, a North American site, where it states the range is “throughout North America and the world.”
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Klipheuwel, Cape Town, South Africa

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