Black wasp / hornet / fly (?) with red paws
October 2, 2009
I’ve found this insect on the beach of Portmahomack (Scotland). It was there on a rock near the sea. I saved it from drowning in a little amount of water between the rocks in which the sea was washing in and out.
About six weeks ago, we identified a very similar St. Mark’s Fly or March fly in the genus Biblio as the Heather Fly, Biblio pomonae, with the help of Karl who frequently contributes identifications to our site.
That’s him. Thanks!
I forgot to mention, but the picture was taken in august, indeed. In their peak season (as mentionned on that link you gave me).