I am now collecting data on the diversity of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) in Malaysia including their bionomics and importance in forensic entomology. Scuttle flies are a unique group of flies with diverse habitats and morphology. They can be identified based on their humpbacked appearance with short costal veins and run in erratic manner. The small feature of these flies helps them to locate food and breed easily in confined environments.
I will try to list out scuttle flies that have been recorded in Malaysia soon!