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