If your name has the word “gold” in it, you might expect to get some respect. But maybe not so much.
Scatophaga stercoraria is a gorgeous, golden colored fly. Hence the “gold” in its name. But phaga refers to eating, and scat means…well, scat.
But the adult has a different diet than the larva. This one is eating a syrphid fly. I see the golden dung flies quite often and I knew they were predators, but this is the first I have seen one with prey.