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

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