Dull Four-spined Legionnaire - Chorisops tibialis

    Description

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

    Habitat

    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