Fannia lustrator

    Description

    This species is slightly smaller than the Common House Fly. The abdomen is a dull grey-brown and quite hairy, the back two pairs of legs are usually quite orange in colour, with perhaps more grey in the front pair. There is a noticeable orange area at the base of the wings.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various habitats, especially well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    Late April to July is peak time although it may be seen into early autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map