Empis nigritarsis


    This is a small dagger fly, being perhaps 5 mm long. Although it is blackish in general appearance, it is noticeable because of its yellow legs with black tarsi.

    Identification difficulty

    Predatory fly that can be seen around trees and shrubs.

    When to see it

    May and June are perhaps the peak months.

    UK Status

    Widespread in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map