Green Gem - Microchrysa flavicornis
Length 3 to 5 mm. This is a small soldier fly usually has a brilliant green abdomen and thorax with mainly yellow antennae.
M. polita - abdomen darker (blackish green) and all-black antennae.
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Well vegetated areas.
June to August.
Fairly frequent and widespread throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015