Limnellia quadrata

    Description

    A very tiny (2 or 3 mm) fly with distinctively patterned wings.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    This is a member of the Ephydridae or 'shore flies' which are found around seashores and the shores of inland lakes and ponds.

    When to see it

    Thought to be all year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and probably fairly frequent in Britain, but little recorded and probably unnoticed due to its very small size.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland unknown.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map