Tachypeza nubila


Length 2.5 to 3.5 mm. A small dark brown looking fly. The front legs appear to have swollen thighs and are slightly more yellowy brown. The wings have a dark shading.

Photo ID?

Usually you will find them on tree trunks (both standing and felled trees) and they can hide under loose bark or stones as well when feeling threatened.

When to see it

May to October.

Life History

When threatened they usually try to run away (very quickly for a fly!), flying away is usually the last resort.

UK Status

Widespread but under recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map