Empis stercorea

    Description

    This species is easily recognised by its pale brown body colour and the black stripe running along the length of its back. The black stripe continues into the orange head and thorax.

    Similar Species

    Empis aemula is rarer but very similar. In this species the fore tibiae are somewhat darkened.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Lush grassy places.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map