Empis femorata


    This is a small, greyish Dance Fly. The female is quite chubby looking.


    Hedgerows and field verges.

    When to see it

    Late April to June.

    Life History

    Sometimes seen in groups of up to 30.

    UK Status

    Widespread but not particularly common in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not really common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map