Hylemya sp.

    Description

    As with other flies in the Anthomyiidae family, this genus are thin bodied. They are generally grey and most species have a white stripe running horizontally across the side of the thorax. Several Hylemya species look very similar and can't be identified to species without detailed examination.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.

    Habitat

    Grassland

    When to see it

    Spring / summer

    Life History

    The maggots of most flies in this family feed on vegetative matter, often attacking roots.

    UK Status

    Members of this genus are widespread in Britain.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map