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Dirty Dung-fly
Robert Heemskerk
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Posted on 31-10-2005 00:56
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I think this must be a dirty Dung-fly (female?)
It's so dark, fat and I do not see much hair?
Is it sick? Maybe she need a bath!Grin

Robert Heemskerk (the absolute beginner..)Wink
Edited by Robert Heemskerk on 31-10-2005 00:56
Nikita Vikhrev
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Posted on 31-10-2005 02:36
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Hi Robert.
I think that this time you are quite right, it is Scathophagidae and most probably Scathophaga stercoraria.
And the prey it eats is some Aphid, I think.
Nikita Vikhrev - Zool Museum of Moscow University
Robert Heemskerk
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Posted on 31-10-2005 12:25
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Thanks a lot Nikita, for your reaction!
Louis Boumans
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Posted on 31-10-2005 12:40

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It is my impression that in this species the males are harier, and also more yellow ~ orange than the females.
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