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.
Peak is in May and June.
The few available records show a wide distribution in England.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015