Limnellia fallax

    Description

    A very tiny (2 or 3 mm) fly with distinctively patterned wings. There are other similar members in this family and detailed examination is necessary to arrive at a safe id.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    This is a member of the Ephydridae or ‘shore flies’ which are found around seashores and the shores of inland lakes and ponds.

    When to see it

    Thought to be all year round.

    UK Status

    This appears to be the least common British species of Limnellia but the family may be under recorded and even unnoticed due to its very small size.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map