Neoascia podagrica

    Description

    Wing length 3.5 to 5 mm. The wings of this species have a blackish tinge. The third segment of the antennae is at least twice as long as it is wide. They also have spots or bars on tergites two and three. Tergite two is deeply constricted in the female.

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    Habitat

    Typically hedgerows, wood edges and gardens where there is lush vegetation, but also in wetter areas such as marshes and beside water.

    When to see it

    April to November

    Life History

    Larvae have been reported from wet decaying manure.

    UK Status

    Common and widely distributed in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map