Neuroctena anilis

    Alt Name
    Dryomyza anilis

    Length about 12mm. A striking orange fly with large red eyes.

    Identification difficulty

    Adults are found in moist, shady habits among low-growing vegetation, fungi, and excrement.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    Life History

    Larvae of this genus have been reared from decaying organic matter including carrion, dung, and fungi. Males defend the small carcasses on which females oviposit as well as the females themselves during copulation and oviposition.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map