Mydaea corni

    Description

    This pale brown fly is another member of the house fly family - Muscidae. It has yellow scutellum which distinguishes it from many other Muscids.

    Habitat

    Various habitats including well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    May to October.

    Life History

    Larvae associated with Lactarius and Russula fungi.

    UK Status

    Widespread but not well recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map