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EENY490: Horn Fly Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Diptera: Muscidae)

Figure 9. Onthophagous gazella Fabricius, a common scarab beetle in Florida, on a cattle dung pat. This and other dung beetles bury large portions of the manure and accelerate manure drying, creating competition for the larvae of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus), that live in the pat.

Credit: Phillip Kaufman, University of Florida