Palloptera umbellatarum

Description

Length about 3 mm. This fly has a heavily spotted wing pattern, a grey thorax and abdomen and orangey legs.

Similar Species

Palloptera/Toxoneura modesta. Great care is needed to separate these two species.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Various habitats including meadows and hedgerows.

When to see it

April to September.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland but not well recorded in our area.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
Flies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Pallopteridae
Records on NatureSpot:
8
First record:
07/07/2013 (Watson, Ashley)
Last record:
09/06/2024 (Poole, Adam)

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