Norellisoma spinimanum


    This orange plant fly is distinguished from similar species by a double row of spines on the front tibia. The thorax and legs are orange, the abdomen orangey-grey.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


    It is associated with the Dock family of plants (Rumex) and is frequent in moist locations and wooded areas.

    When to see it

    April to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent 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