Scathophaga stercoraria (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Scathophagidae)


Male with Prey

Female

Couple

 

Length: 5-11mm;
Wing Length: Male 4.9-9.5mm, Female 4.1-7.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? (Winter) March - November
(Earliest: 5.1)
(4-5 Generations)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Microhabitat:
(Larva)

Dung
Food:
(Larva)

Diptera Larvae
Food:
(Adult)

Diptera

Many Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Rosaceae Nectar, Pollen

Daucus carota Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Trientalis europaea Nectar, Pollen

Veronica chamaedrys Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus ficaria Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Myosotis nemorosa Nectar, Pollen

Stellaria graminea Nectar, Pollen

Alliaria petiolata Nectar, Pollen

Salix caprea Nectar, Pollen

Salix cinerea Nectar, Pollen

Sambucus nigra Nectar, Pollen

Viburnum opulus Nectar, Pollen

Castanea sativa Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar

Acer platanoides Nectar, Pollen
Parasitoids:
Entomophthora muscae

Phygadeuon cylindraceus Larva

Phygadeuon subtilis Larva

Aphaereta minuta Larva
Predators: Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Philonthus marginatus

Empis tessellata

Nature Spot: Yellow Dung Fly - Scathophaga stercoraria
Biodiversity Reference: Common Yellow Dung Fly
Insektenbox: Gelbe Dungfliege


Pictures © 2003, 2005, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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