Poecilobothrus nobilitatus


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.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History

A mating dance precedes copulation.

UK Status

Quite common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map