Empis nigritarsis


This is a small dagger fly, being perhaps 5 mm long. Although it is blackish in general appearance, it is noticeable because of its yellow legs with black tarsi.

Photo ID?

Predatory fly that can be seen around trees and shrubs.

When to see it

May and June are perhaps the peak months.

UK Status

Widespread in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map