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