Iridescent centurion - Sargus iridatus
Length 6 to 12 mm. The sexes of this soldier fly are similar in appearance, but the female is slightly broader at the hind end. The body is an iridescent deep blue and the wings are uniformly smoky.
May to August.
Breeds in dung, often cow dung.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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