Polietes lardarius

    Description

    Length about 10 mm. A greyish fly with a chequered appearance and striped thorax.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various, but often around lush vegetation.

    When to see it

    From summer to late autumn.

    Life History

    Breeds in dung. Adults are attracted to Stinkhorn fungi.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map