Fly - Rhagio Scolopaceus
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 22nd May 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 23rd May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Fly - Rhagio Scolopaceus.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Rhagio scolopaceus.
Diptera.
Rhagionidae.
Larval Food:

Adult Food:
Length:

Habitat:

Flies/Found:
Feature:
Earth worms, insects and other small animals that live between the leaves on the forest floor.

8 - 16 mm.
They tend to sit on leaves in moist vegetation, and can be seen in hedgerows and woodland edges.
May - July.
Several species in this genus are referred to as down looker snipefly or down-looker flies because they sometimes perch on trees trunks in a head-down position.