Herina lugubris

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map