Cynomya mortuorum


    Body length of 8 to 15 mm. It is a deep blue-green shining metallic fly with a yellowish face and jowls which help to identify it.

    Identification difficulty

    Lives on woodland edges, meadows, and other places with flowers.

    When to see it

    From May to September

    Life History

    It lays its eggs on carrion, which provides food for the larvae. The adults feed on pollen.

    UK Status

    Scattered but widespread records from across Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map