Empis femorata


This is a small, greyish Dance Fly. The female is quite chubby looking.


Hedgerows and field verges.

When to see it

Late April to June.

Life History

Sometimes seen in groups of up to 30.

UK Status

Widespread but not particularly common in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not really common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map