Herina lugubris


Wing length 3.5 to 4.5mm. This picture-winged fly has four dark areas on each wing with the basal and discal areas separated. Abdominal tergite 3 has a grey stripe at the base which is larger in the middle. The lower face is reddish-yellow. Third antennal segment pointed at the tip.

Identification difficulty

Calcerous grasslands, saltmarshes, brownfield sites and spoil heaps.

When to see it

June to August

UK Status

Widespread in Egland, mainly coastal in Wales.

VC55 Status

Rare or under-recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map