New Zealand Status: Endemic
Conservation Status: Not Threatened
Dilophus nigrostigma is a fly that is endemic to New Zealand. Its body length is around 8mm. The female's thorax is a sihny redish brown with a dark grey or brown abdomen while the male is entirely black.
Their common name March Fly originates in the Northern Hemisphere where it is spring in March. In New Zealand they are more often known as Blossom Flies.
Dilophus nigrostigma can be found feeding on a range of flowers in spring.
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