Rhagio lineola

    Description

    Like other Rhagio species R. lineola are yellowy-orange flies with long, slender legs. Length 6 to 8 mm. The thorax is uniformly grey, and the wing has a solid dark blackish stigma.

    Habitat

    Hedgerows woods and other well wooded areas with rich vegetation.

    When to see it

    Found from May to September.

    Life History

    The adult is a predator of smaller flies and other insects whilst its larvae feed on earthworms and beetle larvae.

    UK Status

    This is a common 'Snipe Fly' and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map