All images on this website have been taken in Leicestershire and Rutland by NatureSpot members. We welcome new contributions - just register and use the Submit Records form to post your photos. Click on any image below to visit the species page. The RED / AMBER / GREEN dots indicate how easy it is to identify the species, particularly from a photo. See our Photo ID page for more information.
Adults are commonly shiny with metallic coloring, often with blue, green, or black. Many species lay eggs on meat or carrion and they get their old English name from meat being 'blown' with maggots.