Bibio anglicus


The male of this species is small and black, resembling a small St Mark's Fly. The female however is largely brick-red with a black head. Bibio anglicus has black hairs on the abdomen and black legs.

Identification difficulty

It can often be seen on the flower heads of umbellifers.

When to see it

It flies in April and May.

Life History

Very short flight period.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in England.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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

UK Map