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Bibio marci (St Mark's Fly)

Synonyms: Bibio brevicornis; Bibio crassipes; Bibio pusillus; Pullata funerosus; Tipula brevicornis

Wikipedia Abstract

Bibio marci or St. Mark's fly is a fly from the family Bibionidae. Their common name comes from the fact that the adults usually emerge around St Mark's Day, 25 April.
View Wikipedia Record: Bibio marci

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ardvar and Loch a`Mhuilinn Woodlands 1992 Scotland, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Birklands and Bilhaugh 672 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin 2981 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Aber 855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lower Derwent Valley 2263 England, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  


Prey / Diet

Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)2
Arctia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)3
Athetis pallustris (Marsh Moth)2
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)2
Coscinia cribraria (Speckled Footman)2
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)3
Egle ciliata2
Eilema griseola (Dingy Footman Moth)2
Empis pennipes2
Eupeodes luniger2
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)2
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)2
Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)2
Parasemia plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth)2
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)2
Polia bombycina (Pale Shining Brown)3
Rhamphomyia nigripennis2
Rhingia campestris2
Scopula imitaria (Small Blood-vein)2
Sericomyia lappona2


Andrenosoma atrum <Unverified Name>[3]
Crossocerus elongatulus[2]
Dysmachus trigonus[3]
Talpa europaea (European Mole)[2]


Pollinator of 
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[2]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Ecology of Commanster
3Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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