Status in Nova Scotia
Late June to mid-August.
Moist, grassy places in woods.
Woodland grasses, including Bearded Shortgrass (Brachyelytrum erectum
), and False Melic Grass (Schizachne purpurascens
Similar Species in Nova Scotia
The Eyed Brown
is a possible confusion species.
Seldom feeds at flowers, preferring sap, bird droppings, carrion and mud. Usually flies in the shade.