Cromwell Bottom

Cromwell Bottom


April 2015 Updated Link on The future of Cromwell Bottom Sign our PETITION (click) to help Cromwell Bottom
WILDLIFE SITING /IDENTIFICATION Send Details or Pictures of finds for identification click to email RECORDS. Please Note ALL lists and Biological Records are Copyright Protected (C) Colin Duke 1998 - 2018 on behalf of the Freshwater Environment Ecology Trust . they should NOT be used or reproduced without permission

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Black Snipefly Chrysopilus cristatus

Black Snipefly Chrysopilus cristatus

Black Snipefly  30445


This is a snipe fly with a dark 'shade' on the outside of each wing. The female is plumper than the male and has a creamy hairy abdomen. The slimmer males have a hairy brown abdomen, but in both sexes the abdomen hairs can be worn off with age. The tail end of the abdomen is quite pointed and tends to curve underneath the body.


Found in damp shady places, often near woodland or pondsp- Tag Canal Wooded area

When to see it

Peak from May to July.


It is carnivorous, catching other small creatures that pass its perching spot. The larvae live in leaf mould and are also carnivorous.

National Distribution Please Allow Time to Load .

VC 63 Distribution  Please Allow Time to Load

No comments :

Post a Comment