Helina pertusa


    Size 6 to 8.5 mm. A rather long grey looking fly with black patches on its abdomen and with black tarsi.


    It is a characteristic species of dead wood habitats and most often seen on the trunks of trees.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    Life History

    The larvae are found in rot holes and under bark of dead trees and in leaf litter.

    UK Status

    This is an uncommon species found in the south of England up to Yorkshire.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map