All-black Snout - Nemotelus nigrinus

    Description

    This is a mainly black soldierfly with a long black beak like snout.

    Habitat

    Flower meadows and flower rich grassland.

    When to see it

    Summer

    Life History

    Visits flowering plants such as Yarrow and Ox-eye Daisy.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in southern Britain

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map