Neria cibaria

Description

A very long-legged and long bodied fly typical of the genus.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Habitat

It is found in woodland and other well vegetated areas.

When to see it

May to July.

Life History

Feeds on smaller insects such as aphids.

UK Status

Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
Flies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Micropezidae
Records on NatureSpot:
4
First record:
04/05/2011 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
31/05/2024 (Nicholls, David)

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