Common Lagoon Fly

Eristalinus aeneus (Scopoli, 1763)

This species has a shiny metallic black to brown abdomen and a glossy brown to black monochrome or sriped thorax. The eyes with numerous small dark spots that tend to come together towards the top of eye

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What habitats does Eristalinus aeneus live in?

Near fresh water (coastal areas, ponds, rivers and irrigation ditches)

What is the distribution of Eristalinus aeneus?

Across much of the globe

How big does Eristalinus aeneus grow?

Can grow to around 9 - 12mm long

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