Like other Rhagio species R. lineola are yellowy-orange flies with long, slender legs. Length 6 to 8 mm. The thorax is uniformly grey, and the wing has a solid dark blackish stigma.
Hedgerows woods and other well wooded areas with rich vegetation.
Found from May to September.
The adult is a predator of smaller flies and other insects whilst its larvae feed on earthworms and beetle larvae.
This is a common 'Snipe Fly' and widespread throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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