Phaonia angelicae

    Description

    Length 7.5 to 10 mm. The male fly is beige-brown in thorax and abdomen, the female's abdomen is somewhat darker than the male's.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Meadows, gardens etc where they visit various flowers for nectar.

    When to see it

    May/June to September/October.

    Life History

    The larvae are found in decaying leaf litter.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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