loshad1's picture

Unknown fly

Observed: 19th November 2009 By: loshad1loshad1’s reputation in Invertebrates
 Unknown fly
 Unknown fly
 Unknown fly

Whilst out for walk last week came across hedgerows full of what I think was wild angelica (not sure on plant id , it was one of the umbelliferae)On each head there were many insects feeding including many of these. Quite large flies similar to a horsefly.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Dung Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria) interacts


loshad1's picture

Dung fly

Thank you, just looked it up and believe you are quite right. Am feeling quite embarrassed though after years of working with horses you would have thought I would of recognized it. Amazing how little we see!

Refugee's picture

No wonder

With all that tack to look after and all the grooming you never get time to look at the wildlife. My sister had a horse when i was a teenager. It is the trees you get a better look at!!!


Danny the Pirate's picture

Dung fly!

The orange colour and shape point towards this ID.