Sapromyza quadripunctata

    Description

    An orange fly (about 4 or 5 mm) with four black spots on the abdomen and strong ocellar setae that are placed just beside the ocellar triangle. – Other orange species also have black spots on the abdomen and expert help is needed for a safe id.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Sapromyza quadripunctata is characteristic of grassland habitats.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    UK Status

    It seems to be widespread and fairly frequent in southern Britain, but less records further north.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map