Black Scavenger Fly
 
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: Jun. 17, 2006
               
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Black Scavenger Fly - note black apical spots on wings

Common Name:  Black Scavenger Fly

Latin Name:  Sepsis sp.
                        (P. Beuk, det.)

Length:  ~4 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta

Habitat:  Near Manure

Time of year seen:  Summer

Larva's Diet:  Manure

Other:  Black Scavenger Flies are typically shiny and black.  Anatomically they have rounded heads and the abdomen narrows at the base.   The are common flies found on and around manure.

 
         
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