Little Snipe Fly - Chrysopilus asiliformis

    Alternative names
    Little Snipefly

    A relatively small and delicate, grey-dusted snipe fly with rather striking green eyes.

    Identification difficulty

    It can be found in a variety of habitats including scrub, woodland edge, wetlands and even gardens where it is usually encountered on foliage.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    Life History

    The larvae are presumed to develop in soil.

    UK Status

    This is a widespread species that is most frequent in southern Britain, becoming much rarer n the north.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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