Dull Four-spined Legionnaire - Chorisops tibialis


Size 3 to 4 mm. A small, slender fly with a metallic green thorax, and black and tan banded legs.


Moist or shaded locations, often in wetland areas.

When to see it

June to September.

Life History

Larvae found in wood debris and rot holes of trees.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales, but only recently (2009) recorded in Scotland for the first time.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map