All-black Snout - Nemotelus nigrinus

    Description

    This is a mainly black soldierfly with a long black beak like snout.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    Flower meadows and flower rich grassland.

    When to see it

    Summer

    Life History

    Visits flowering plants such as Yarrow and Ox-eye Daisy.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in southern Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map