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What is this small black flying insect?

Observed: 29th April 2011 By: godfather99godfather99’s reputation in Invertebrates
P4290038a
Description:

What is this small black flying insect?

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WilliamB's picture

Fishy...

They can and sometimes do bite but have no stings. There are Trout hooks that mimic this fly.

WB

ophrys's picture

Bibio marci

It is probably this species, the common St. Mark's Fly. The only other possibility is Bibio hortulanus, as it is an all black Bibio with the correct wing venation for these two species.

Ian
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