DESCRIPTION: Length 8 - 10mm. A striking member of the Diptera family with long antennae and heavily dappled wings. The wings have a thick black border and the eyes and legs are a chestnut brown making this little beast quite distinguishable. BEHAVIOUR: Seen in and around its habitat where it feeds on small slugs and snails. When seemingly at rest it will sip nectar and dew. DISTRIBUTION: Frequent in southern Britain. HABITAT: Hedgerows and damp grassland. PERIOD: June to October.
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