Nemopoda nitidula

Nemopoda nitidula

This is a very tiny black fly which grows up to only 5.5mm long. It mimics an ant.

Nemopoda nitidula

The larva feeds off animal dung.

Nemopoda nitidula

Seen April to September, and is found in various habitats, usually found resting on vegetation waving its wings up and down. Common and widespread.

Photographs of Nemopoda nitidula taken June 2013, local woodland margin, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2013. Camera used Nikon Coolpix P500.

4 thoughts on “Nemopoda nitidula

    1. Thank you, Judith 🙂 They are fairly hard to spot, especially as they are so small. Usually it’s their movement that catches the eye.


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