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Small burrowing fly

Observed: 12th July 2013 By: ProjectProject’s reputation in Invertebrates
West Leake Hills 85
West Leake Hills 89

Small (approx. 50mm diam.) round mini mole hill soil excavations with one exit hole in each mound on a path between cultivated fields of wheat. Small fast moving flies enter the holes, one or two at a time and emerge a short time later. Most flies appear to have yellow on them which could be pollen.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Mydaea's picture

A mining-bee, not a fly.

A mining-bee, not a fly.

eucera's picture


Sorry Mydaea - I hadn't seen your post!

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