Scathophaga inquinata

    Description

    It has a pale orangey brown abdomen, orange legs and plumose arista.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Pond edges and wet meadows often on dung.

    When to see it

    March to September.

    Life History

    Larvae and adults are associated with dung.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

    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