Fly - Chrysops Relictus
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 17th May 2014 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Fly - Chrysops Relictus.
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AKA:
Chrysops relictus.
Diptera.
Tabanidae.
Deer Fly


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They are hydrobionts meaning that they inhabit areas of high water content.
The larvae feed on organic matter in damp soils. The females suck the blood of grazing animals, whilst males feed on flower pollen.
8 - 10.5 mm
May - September.