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.
May/June to September/October.
The larvae are found in decaying leaf litter.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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