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The yellow dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria) spend their lives on dung, or looking for it. They are predators and the dung supplies their breeding and hunting ground. They hunt by ambushing insects visiting the dung. Here’s a male dung fly having dinner, its prey so big that I first thought I was interrupting an intimate moment with a lady dung fly πŸ˜‰

20 responses

  1. anglogermantranslations

    This carnage has got to stop! πŸ˜‰

    April 5, 2017 at 4:30 PM

    • Haha! Yes these kind of bloodbaths can’t go on πŸ˜‰

      April 5, 2017 at 4:43 PM

  2. I thought the same before reading your post, Calee! πŸ™‚
    What a great close-up this is.

    April 5, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    • Thanks so much, Lisa! The female dung fly has other colors otherwise I probably wouldn’t have known πŸ™‚

      April 5, 2017 at 6:36 PM

  3. πŸ™‚ Great shot!
    It’s good to have moments of intimacy when your job is just a bunch of crap!

    April 5, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    • Thanks Tom! πŸ™‚ I can only guess.. although eating your own weight in bugs might be high on the dung fly’s wishlist as well!

      April 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM

  4. Terrific detail.

    April 5, 2017 at 9:15 PM

  5. You really should write a nature guide, it would be a best seller! Cool pic too😊

    April 6, 2017 at 4:45 AM

    • Thanks Tony! I’m afraid that would be a weird guide with very little facts.. πŸ™‚

      April 6, 2017 at 5:47 AM

  6. Ah, life in the raw! Great shot – brilliant description. πŸ˜„

    April 6, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    • Thanks so much, John! πŸ™‚ You’re always so kind!

      April 6, 2017 at 11:14 AM

  7. Amazing to see nature at work – thanks for the lesson!

    April 8, 2017 at 1:33 PM

  8. That’s what I would have thought. I appreciate your pairing a perfectly composed photograph with the information I’d heard of dung flies but never knew anything about them. And he’s pretty attractive!

    April 10, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    • Thanks Lynn! πŸ™‚ I agree he looks nicer than his name give him credit for!

      April 10, 2017 at 4:15 PM

  9. Super picture Camilla!

    April 16, 2017 at 10:26 AM

  10. Great shot. I thought the same.

    April 23, 2017 at 7:33 PM

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