Camarota curvipennis


A small dark-coloured fly that wraps its wings close to its abdomen giving it the appearance of a small red-headed beetle.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required showing the identifying characters.


Various habitats including post-industrial and sand dunes.

When to see it

May to September.

UK Status

Uncommon. Records are concentrated along the south coast and east anglia.

VC55 Status

The record of 14th September 2019 is the first for VC55.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map