St Mark's Fly
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 10th May 2017 with Panasonic Lumic LX5 in macro mode.



 



Taken at Musselburgh on 28th May 2015 with Panasonic Lumic LX5 in macro mode Fact File
 
St Mark's Fly.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Bibio Marci.
Diptera.
Bibionidae.

Habitat:
Food:

Length:

Feature:
Grassy areas.
Herbivores and scavengers feeding on dead
vegetation or living plant roots.
Male: 12 mm. Female: 14 mm
Their common name comes from the fact that the
adults usually emerge around St Mark's Day, 25th April.

Bibio marci larvae are known to be root damage pests
of celery, asparagus, roses, saxifrages, lawn grass,
lettuce and Polyanthus.