Dolichopus popularis


    The male has very large genitalia which are tucked under the abdomen. It typically rests with its front end raised - like a begging dog. In the correct light this species has a nice brassy gold sheen.


    Damp habitats, wet grassland, woodland edge, scrub and hedgerows.

    When to see it

    May to August peaking in June and July.

    UK Status

    Quite common and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map