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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map