Wing length 3.6 - 5.2mm. A small, distinctive fly with the shiny black thoracic dorsum contrasting with the pale yellow legs, sides of thorax and abdomen.
Damp grassland, marshes and fens. Also damp woodlands and trees near water.
Adults peak from May to July.
Widespread in England, Wales and Scotland.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not know.
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