Sciara hemerobioides

    Description

    This species has a conspicuous yellow abdomen with a dark ventral band.

    Habitat

    Found in woodland, hedgerows and moorland.

    When to see it

    Peak July and August.

    Life History

    This fly belongs to a group referred to as fungus gnats. The larvae do feed on fungi but also eat dead leaves and compost. The adults feed on nectar and can be found on umbellifers and other flowers.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map