Dung Fly (two photos)
"Golden Dung Fly
Scathophaga stercoraria

golden dung fly
Golden Dung Fly feasting on a midge on Antelope Island, Davis County, UT. April 5, 2017

orange fly
Larvae of this fly feed on dung and adults feed on other flies
or insects.  Carol Davis 4-1-2007


dung fly
You can tell by looking at the legs on this last fly that they
can spring on takeoff.  Fun to watch and seemingly happy to
pose for a photo at this time of the year.  Quite a handsome creature
for their assigned duty on Mother Earth.  It's a dirty job but...(you know
the rest).    Carol Davis, 4-1-2007

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