Dilophus [Philia] febrilis (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Bibionidae)


Male

Couple

Female

Length: 3.5-8mm, Wing Length: 3.5-7mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
May
September
(18-20 Days)
(Winter) ? March - May
(Earliest: 3.5)
July - September
(Earliest: 22.6)

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)

Dead Leaves, Compost

Poaceae Roots
Food:
(Adult)

Several Apiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Alchemilla xanthochlora Nectar, Pollen

Myosotis secunda Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Pollen

Nature Spot: Fever-fly - Dilophus febrilis


Pictures © 2003, 2005, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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