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Fly Noon Fly

Noon Fly - Photo  Copyright 2008 Paul Sawyer

Latin name: Mesembrina meridiana

Size: Approx 10mm long

Distribution:
Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: March to October

Habitat: Gardens and flowery places.

Food: Nectar. The larvae feed on cow dung.

Special features: Noon flies have a distinctive orange-brown patch on the wings where they meet the body. It's not always as bright as the example above - sometimes it's more yellow-brown. 

There is also a pale coloured patch on the face between the reddish-brown eyes. The feet are orange-brown.

Noon flies are usually seen sunbathing on trees, fences and walls in bright sunlight. They're harmless to humans.



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