Scathophaga

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Scathophaga
Scathophaga.stercoraria.couple.jpg
Scathophaga stercoraria, common yellow dung-fly
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Scathophagidae
Subfamily: Scathophaginae
Genus: Scathophaga
Meigen, 1803
Synonyms

The genus Scathophaga are small to medium sized predatory flies that for the most part, have larvae that feed on other insect larva within animal dung or decaying vegetable matter. Many are highly variable, sometimes producing small, infertile males that superficially resemble females.[1] is an example of an organism which may selectively store the sperm of multiple males, as females have three to four spermathecae.[2]

Species[edit]

S. furcata in copula

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