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.
Good quality photographs are needed.
Along the margins of water bodies including coastal marshes.
May to September.
Larvae are believed to feed on aquatic and possibly terrestrial pulmonate snails.
Common across England and Wales, becoming more localised in Scotland.
Believed to be common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Rozkosný 'The Sciomyzidae (Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica, Volume: 14'
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