A small greyish and very hairy fly.
This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.
Around various crops including beans, peas, oilseed rape and various brassicas.
Mainly a spring species.
The larvae can cause damage by attacking roots and sprouting seedlings.
Widespread and quite common in England at least.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, and can be abundant where present.
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