Bibio anglicus (Roman road)

The male of this species is small and black, resembling a small St Mark’s Fly. The female however is largely brick-red with a black head. Bibio anglicus has black hairs on the abdomen and black legs.
It can often be seen on the flower heads of umbellifers.
When to see it
It flies in April and May.
Life History
Very short flight period.
UK Status
Fairly frequent and widespread in England…Naturespot