Morellia simplex


    This species has a white tip to its abdomen and three white stripes on the thorax.


    Found around cattle.

    When to see it

    Peaks in April/May and in August/September.

    Life History

    It is sometimes referred to as a Sweat Fly and it can be a particular nuisance to cattle.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map