Dolichopus pennatus

Description

This is a small hairy legged fly with a metallic looking green thorax and bronze-green abdomen. There are many similar members of this family and detailed examination is necessary in order to identify the species.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Prefers damp habitats.

When to see it

Summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

Species group:
Flies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Dolichopodidae
Records on NatureSpot:
1
First record:
23/05/2015 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
23/05/2015 (Calow, Graham)

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