Definition of dung fly in English:

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dung fly

noun

A hairy fly that lays its eggs in fresh dung.
  • Families Scathophagidae and Sphaeroceridae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Apart from the spark of daphnia the trout's menu further ignites in May to include insects like the cow dung fly, hawthorn fly, mayfly and the more prolific olive and sedge hatches.
  • Other flies found on the poultry establishment include soldier flies, small dung flies, fruit flies and rat-tailed maggots.
  • The yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria (L.; Diptera: Scathophagidae; sometimes Scatophaga), occurs in north-temperate regions of the Old and the New World.

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Syllabification: dung fly

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