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Fly on lichen

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

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

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Species interactions

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fly

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.

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Entomologist and biological recorder