Empis stercorea


    This species is easily recognised by its pale brown body colour and the black stripe running along the length of its back. The black stripe continues into the orange head and thorax.

    Similar Species

    Empis aemula is rarer but very similar. In this species the fore tibiae are somewhat darkened.

    Identification difficulty

    Lush grassy places.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map