Little Snipe Fly - Chrysopilus asiliformis

    Alt Name
    Little Snipefly
    Description

    A relatively small and delicate, grey-dusted snipe fly with rather striking green eyes.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    It can be found in a variety of habitats including scrub, woodland edge, wetlands and even gardens where it is usually encountered on foliage.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    Life History

    The larvae are presumed to develop in soil.

    UK Status

    This is a widespread species that is most frequent in southern Britain, becoming much rarer n the north.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map