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Fly on lichen

Observed: 23rd February 2013 By: palmerlepalmerle’s reputation in Invertebratespalmerle’s reputation in Invertebrates
Fly on lichen

this stunning little fly(?) was found while photographing lichen, sorry but it's my best shot!

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Yes, this is a fly, family Simuliidae (sometimes known as blackflies), probably genus Simulium as John suggests. Females of at least some of the species in this family can bite, but they are intriguing-looking creatures.

Entomologist and biological recorder