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Anthomyia procellaris

Anthomyia procellaris


This is quite a handsome little fly, its thorax being neatly marked with black on grey. The abdomen is also greyish. There are other similar species and certain identification requires detailed examination, if we cannot be certain that an image is Anthomyia procellaris but it is likely to be this species, it is highlighted in a red box.


Well wooded areas. It is often seen sun-bathing on fences and posts and feeding on bird droppings.

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Victor Mallorquin
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Victor Mallorquin

Wealden, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Aug 26, 2013
Submitted on Aug 26, 2013

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