Nemopoda nitidula

    Description

    These small (about 4.5 mm) flies are sometimes called scavenger flies or ensign flies. They resemble ants.

    Habitat

    Various habitats, often seen resting on vegetation.

    When to see it

    April to September.

    Life History

    Usually breed in dung or decaying vegetation, but have also been found in the fruit bodies of fungi.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Probably fairly frequent but under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map