Common Awl Robberfly - Neoitamus cyanurus
12 to19mm. The Awl Robberflies are named for the distinctive long ovipositor of the female, made up of the glossy abdominal segments 6-10. This fly has a dark abdomen and legs that are black apart from the tibiae which are bright orange except for the tips which are at least partly black.
Woodland, especially along the rides of ancient woods.
May to October, peaking in June and July.
Widespread but further sheltered locations in the north.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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