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.
It can often be seen on the flower heads of umbellifers.
It flies in April and May.
Very short flight period.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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