A dark fly with a paler greyish hairy tip to the abdomen.
Morellia simplex is similar but the genus Polietes can be distinguished by vein M being straight not bent.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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