Tachydromia umbrarum

    Description

    This is quite a well marked fly with a wing pattern of dark brown and whitish bands. It is more likely to walk or run than it is to fly. There are other similar species and the specimen needs to be microscopically examined for a safe id.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Usually found on tree trunks, and sometimes on walls.

    When to see it

    Summer

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Not well recorded, but probably fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map