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.
Various habitats, especially well wooded areas.
Late April to July is peak time although it may be seen into early autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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