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Black Snipe Fly

A fairly common snipe-fly found in damp, shady woodland found from May through until August. 


Common Name Black Snipe Fly
Scientific Name Chrysopilus cristatus
Species Group Soldier flies and Snipe flies
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The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Soldier flies and Snipe flies