Cordilura albipes

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Damp grassland, marshes and fens. Also damp woodlands and trees near water.

    When to see it

    Adults peak from May to July.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England, Wales and Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not know.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map