Yellow Dung-fly

Scathophaga stercoraria


Over all length 8 - 10mm. The male is very hairy and a mustard-yellow colour. The female is less hairy and a greener colour. The antennae are black.


Hedgerows and woodland edge. Often seen in large numbers on cow-pats.

Status and distribution

Common throughout Britain with a westerly bias, especially in Wales. Very common on the reserve.

Best time to see

May to October.