Tachydromia umbrarum


    This is quite a well marked fly with a wing pattern of dark brown and whitish bands. It is more likely to walk or run than it is to fly. There are other similar species and the specimen needs to be microscopically examined for a safe id.

    Identification difficulty

    Usually found on tree trunks, and sometimes on walls.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Not well recorded, but probably 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