Pherbina coryleti

Alternative names
Net-winged Snailkiller

Body length 6.8-9.3mm, wing length 5.8-8.0mm The thorax has brownish stripes on a yellowish-grey ground. The wings are yellowish-grey marked with a brown net-like pattern.

Similar Species

Psacadina species.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Good quality photographs are needed.


Along the margins of water bodies including coastal marshes.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Larvae are believed to feed on aquatic and possibly terrestrial pulmonate snails.

UK Status

Common across England and Wales, becoming more localised in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Believed to be common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

Steven Falk Flickr album.

Rozkosný 'The Sciomyzidae (Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica, Volume: 14'

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map