Phaonia angelicae


    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.


    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map