This Sepsis spent some time displaying (near) to a ladybird, which seemed distinctly unimpressed. Probably Sepsis fulgens.
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An Ensign Fly- Sepsis fulgens Family Sepsidae are a family of flies, commonly called the black scavenger flies
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I have just had a look at your Flicker pics of Sepsis fulgens. Nice pictures, certainly. Did you catch the fly and key it out? I only ask because the legs look to be predominantly yellow on your specimen, whereas fulgens has dark legs mostly. I suspect that your Sepsis is a different species, actually.
My Flickr photos...
I keyed it on the basis of what could be seen on the High Res Photos and doubled checked / cross referenced on the Diptera Forum,should be able to post a link, if I can search it
Probably, yes. One of those which you can find pretty much through the year by sweeping in low vegetation. Thanks for your comment.
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