Hydrotaea similis


    This group are sometimes called 'sweat flies' as they sometimes swarm around people's heads, attracted to sweat. This is a very dark brown or almost black coloured species with a shiny appearance.


    Often in hilly or well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    Peak is in May and June.

    UK Status

    The few available records show a wide distribution in England.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map