Neuroctena anilis

Alt Name
Dryomyza anilis

Length about 12mm. A striking orange fly with large red eyes.


Adults are found in moist, shady habits among low-growing vegetation, fungi, and excrement.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Larvae of this genus have been reared from decaying organic matter including carrion, dung, and fungi. Males defend the small carcasses on which females oviposit as well as the females themselves during copulation and oviposition.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map