Yellow Spear-winged Fly - Lonchoptera lutea


    Adults vary a great deal in colour, from yellow to dark brown. Scutellum brown to yellow. The antennal segments are all dark. The pointed wings have no central cross vein.

    Identification difficulty

    Unlike most of these genera, Lonchoptera lutea shows a marked preference for unshaded habitats.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    Life History

    Larvae live in leaf litter.

    VC55 Status


    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map