Green Gem - Microchrysa flavicornis

    Description

    Length 3 to 5 mm. This is a small soldier fly usually has a brilliant green abdomen and thorax with mainly yellow antennae.

    Similar Species

    M. polita - abdomen darker (blackish green) and all-black antennae.

    Habitat

    Well vegetated areas.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map