Chlorops frontosus


Two pale lateral abdominal stripes. Scutellum widely rounded. Femora yellowish with dark spots/striations. 3rd antennal segment black, base of arista yellowish-brown.

Similar Species

Chlorops strigulus. Close examination is required to separate these species.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


This species has been reared from Carex.

UK Status

Few records exist for this species so its distribution is hard to estimate.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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