Hylemya sp.


    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.



    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