These small (about 4.5 mm) flies are sometimes called scavenger flies or ensign flies. They resemble ants.
Various habitats, often seen resting on vegetation.
April to September.
Usually breed in dung or decaying vegetation, but have also been found in the fruit bodies of fungi.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Probably fairly frequent but under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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