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