Insight into Yellow Dung Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria): common throughout Britain, in spring large numbers gather on cow, horse or sheep dung to mate and lay eggs.
The larvae feed on the dung.
They are an important food source for the Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros).
Related pages: Fly posts | British flies gallery
Learning a ton from these neat atircles.