Noon Fly - Mesembrina meridiana

Description

It is a large fly and easily identified by the jet black colour adorned with orangey-gold on the base of its wings, on its feet and on its face.

Habitat

Well wooded and well vegetated areas, where it likes to sun-bathe on plant leaves, fences, trees and even on the ground.

When to see it

Late summer and autumn.

Life History

It breeds in dung.

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map