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.
Calcerous grasslands, saltmarshes, brownfield sites and spoil heaps.
June to August
Widespread in Egland, mainly coastal in Wales.
Rare or under-recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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