Lypha dubia - 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