Bibionidae

Pronunciation:  [Bibi·ON·i⋅dae]

Common Name:  March Flies;  Lovebugs

Description:  Typically seen in spring or early summer, adult March flies are dark-colored insects with relatively short, multi-segmented antennae.  Some common species have a red or yellow thorax.   The larvae usually feed on decaying organic matter.

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Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Short, multi-segmented antennae arise low on the face
  2. Dorsal ocelli present
  3. Prominent apical spurs on tibiae

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Order:  Diptera