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Flies (Dung)

Scathophagidae; Muscoidea; "Dung-flies"

The name probably derives from the "Common Yellow Dung-fly", S. stercoraria, which is one of the most abundant and ubiquitous flies in many parts of the northern hemisphere.

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Dung Flies Mating
Dung Flies Mating
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