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Black fly.

Observed: 27th March 2012 By: moremothmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebratesmoremoth’s reputation in Invertebrates
Black fly.
Description:

Small black fly resting on a gorse flower by Keston Ponds.

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Bibio

This was my sighting, posted yesterday...

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/253437?nav=users_observations

There are other very similar species, though. You need to see the two spines on the front tibia, as a starting point to go further.

Ian
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Bibio

Thanks. I have only very basic references for insects other than the Lepidoptera!
Bill

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