Black-horned Gem - Microchrysa polita
This small soldier fly has a shiny green thorax and the female has a broad abdomen.
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Well wooded areas, hedgerows, gardens, and other well vegetated places.
March to September.
It breeds in dung, rotting vegetable matter and compost heaps. Adults take flower nectar.
Widespread and common in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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