The early appearance of this fly helps to point to this species. It has a dull brown abdomen with darker transverse stripes.
- Presutural acrostichal bristles absent
- Post-suture bristles: 1x acrostichal + 4x dorsocentral
- Front tibia with 1-2 posterior bristles
- Basal antennal segments, scutellum base + legs reddish
- Wing cross-veins darkened
Various habitats and often seen around habitation.
It is one of the earliest flies to appear each year, often seen sun-bathing on sunny walls and fences from February and can be seen until the end of October.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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