Liancalus virens


    Length 7 or 8 mm.  This colourful species is the largest of the dolichopodid or long legged flies in north western Europe.


    It lives amongst the mosses, liverworts and algae growing under bridges and beside waterfalls and fast running water.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Scattered records from across most of Britain often with a western or coastal bias.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map