A small dark-coloured fly that wraps its wings close to its abdomen giving it the appearance of a small red-headed beetle.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required showing the identifying characters.
Various habitats including post-industrial and sand dunes.
May to September.
Uncommon. Records are concentrated along the south coast and east anglia.
The record of 14th September 2019 is the first for VC55.
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