Golden Dung Fly

Golden Dung Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria), New Hope, PA
Taken last week while visiting friends for Passover. They have a sheep farm and with sheep come, well, dung. Upon the dung were these lovely golden fuzzy flies. I did my best to get a couple photos of these quick moving critters. This particular one is a larger one. There was a smaller sized fly of the same variety hanging out nearby (presumably the opposite sex). I was able to identify them through .

Hi Tamar,
Thanks so much for adding a new species to our website. The Golden Dung Fly is a very welcome addition.

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