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.

Identification difficulty

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

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