Friday, 6 April 2012

Bibio johannis

I took a couple of photos as this fly was shiny and interesting, because of the marking on its wing. I looked it up later and saw that it is the black gnat Bibio johannis - also known as the March fly, it is usually found near water or marshes, so quite at home on Marsh Lane.


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