Phaonia pallida

    Description

    Length about 7 mm. An orange fly with a very hairy thorax.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often seen in woodland.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    Life History

    Larvae are associated with fungi and rotten wood.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map