Anthomyia procellaris

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Family: Anthomyiidae (Root-maggot Flies) » Species: Anthomyia procellaris (Rondani, 1866)

A fairly attractive and distinctive black and light grey patterned species
A fairly attractive and distinctive black and light grey patterned species

Identification: Length 5 to 7mm. There are similar species of fly in this genus. A fairly attractive and distinctive black and light grey patterned species, particularly on the thorax.

Flight Period: Spring to autumn.

Diet: The adults feed on pollen, and the larvae feed on bird droppings.

Habitat: Wooded areas.

Distribution & Status: Throughout England and Wales.

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