Otites guttatus

Alternative names
Otites guttata

A fly with brown mottled wings, a pale brown abdomen and greyer thorax.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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The fly is apparently associated with Oak woodland.

When to see it

Peak is April to June.

UK Status

It seems to be infrequent, though widespread in England with very few records from elsewhere in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map