Lypha dubia

    Description

    This fly has a slightly chequered appearance of light and dark grey with some brown. Typical of the family it has long stiff hairs, particularly at the tip of the abdomen.

    Habitat

    Often seen on tree trunks and foliage.

    When to see it

    April to June.

    Life History

    One generation per year. The larvae parasitise Winter Moths and moths from the family Tortricidae.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in the southern half of Britain at least.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map