Palloptera quinquemaculata

    Description

    A small orange bodied fly with distinctively patterned wings, although several members of this family are superficially quite similar.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Well vegetated areas.

    UK Status

    Widespread and frequent in England and Wales, more coastal in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map