Found on or near carrion.
Adult body length 15 - 25 mm
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Usually found near carrion or dung, but also in compost heaps.
Adult length is 13 - 20 mm.
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Adults are seen from May to August on trees and flowers. The larva feeds inside decaying conifer stumps - so is hardly ever seen. The one on the left fell out of a load of logs.
Adults are from 12 - 22 mm long.
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Adults are usually seen in July and August on flowers or old wood.
Larvae are rarely seen as they live inside old trees, especially willow.
Adult length 11 - 19 mm.
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Adult and larva are found in ponds and slow moving water, adults are also powerful fliers.
Adult length 27 - 35 mm.
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Found in woodland and near decaying wood.
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