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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.
Well wooded and well vegetated areas, where it likes to sun-bathe on plant leaves, fences, trees and even on the ground.
Late summer and autumn.
It breeds in dung.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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