Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Neuroctena anilis

Neuroctena anilis

Description:

Length about 12mm. A striking orange fly with large red eyes. When to see it May to September. Life History Larvae of this genus have been reared from decaying organic matter including carrion, dung, and fungi. Males defend the small carcasses on which females oviposit as well as the females themselves during copulation and oviposition.

Habitat:

Adults are found in moist, shady habits among low-growing vegetation, fungi, and excrement.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Victor Mallorquin
Spotted by
Victor Mallorquin

Wealden, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 17, 2013
Submitted on Aug 17, 2013

Related Spottings

Neuroctena anilis

Nearby Spottings

Waisted Duck-hoverfly Common green bottle fly Thick Headed fly Early bumblebee
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team