This is an attractive fly with a lime green thorax. The male has conspicuous white wing tips and is easy to identify. The hairs on top of the thorax are in two neat rows.
It lives in damp places with lush vegetation and is often seen resting on mud or on the water surface.
May to August.
A mating dance precedes copulation.
Quite common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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