Fly - Polietes lardarius
Fact File
Taken at Aberlady on 24th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
 

 
Fly - Polietes lardarius.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Polietes lardarius.
Diptera.
Muscidae.
Habitat:
Food:
Description:
Length:

Flies/Found:
Feature:
Various, but often around lush vegetation.
Adults are attracted to Stinkhorn fungi.
A greyish fly with a chequered appearance and striped thorax.
8 - 10 mm.
Summer - Late Autumn.
Breeds in dung.