Empis livida

    Description

    Length about 9 mm. The brown thorax has three dark stripes. The legs are red/orange.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually found around hedgerows where they nectar on various species as well as taking other insects.

    When to see it

    Adults fly in between April to July.

    Life History

    The larvae are also carnivorous and live in damp soil and leaf litter.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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