Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Synanthropic flies: HELP!
Posted by Kahis on 13-12-2007 20:12
There are in fact very few Scatophagidae that are coprophilous. Scathophaga
is the only genus, and even within it most species are not coprophages. S. stercoraria
, the scathophagid everyone knows, is a exception, not a typical scathiphagid.
Heleomyzidae (and sphaeroceridae) are the most numerous coprophiles in the outhouse at our summer cottage. But they are proabably not significant disease transmitters since the adults seldom interact with humans.