Heineken Fly

Name: Heineken Fly

Scientific name: Rhingia campestris

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A common hoverfly found along hedgerows, in gardens and woodland edges. About 1cm long, with a rounded, dark orange body,dark brown thorax and unmistakeable long orangey-brown snout. Adults feed on nectar of flowers like white dead-nettle and red dead-nettle, the larvae live in cowpats.

How to identify: A very easily identiable hoverfly, dark orange with a long snout.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 80
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: The Heineken Fly gets its name from its long snout, which enables it to reach the nectar that other flies cannot reach…

Photograph credit: Walwyn  

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