Twin-lobed Deerfly

Chrysops relictus

Description

Over all length 8 - 9mm. They have bright metallic green eyes with dark red spots. The abdomen has twin black lobes on the second segment and the wings have a dark leading edge and dark bands across them.

Habitat

Wet marshes and bogs that are well shaded. The Lower Path at the reserve is a popular site for them. The females will find you.

Status and distribution

Common and well distributed throughout Britain. Common on the reserve.

Best time to see

May to mid-September.