tluthman's picture

Unknown insect

Observed: 25th August 2011 By: tluthmantluthman’s reputation in Invertebrates
P1000529 1

Seen on a restock site in woodland. Hundreds of them flying about. Back legs are long and dangle beneath the body when in flight. Approx 2cm long.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


phildean's picture

Dangling legs

Dangling legs are typical of the Bibionidae

Syrphus's picture

2011 has been a very good

2011 has been a very good year for this species in Highland, especially in the E. See our results to date on the HBRG website, 'Latest news' for 23 Aug.



recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on

tluthman's picture

Thanks for your comment. I

Thanks for your comment. I thought I'd seen a lot more of the species this year compared to last, but it was difficult to be sure when I didn't know what the species was! Had a look on the HBRG website just now, thanks - very interesting.