Polietes domitor

    Description

    A dark fly with a paler greyish hairy tip to the abdomen.

    Similar Species

    Morellia simplex is similar but the genus Polietes can be distinguished by vein M being straight not bent.

    Identification difficulty
    UK Status

    Fairly frequent 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