Coenosia tigrina

    Description

    A small fly (6 or 7 mm long) buff-grey with dark spots. Distinguished from other Coenosia by the combination of a pair of bristles very close to each other on the middle of the hind tibia and the mid and hind femora black with red tips.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Occupies a very broad range of habitats especially waste places and is sometimes found in greenhouses.

    When to see it

    May to September

    Life History

    Predatory on small insects etc.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map