The Yellow Dung Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria)
As its common name suggests, it is often found on the feces of large mammals, such as horses, cows, sheep, deer, and wild boar, where it goes to breed. The distribution of Scathophaga stercoraria is likely influenced by human agriculture, especially in Northern Europe and North America. Scathophaga are integral in the animal kingdom due to their role in the natural erosion of dung in fields. They are also very important in the scientific world due to their short life cycles and susceptibility to experimental manipulations, and have thus contributed significant knowledge about animal behavior.