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.
Sapromyza quadripunctata is characteristic of grassland habitats.
May to September.
It seems to be widespread and fairly frequent in southern Britain, but less records further north.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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