Root Fly

Lasiomma seminitidium


Over all length 6 to 8mm. The thorax and abdomen of the male are grey/brown with a dark central stripe. The abdomen has dark bars and there are dark and light patches on the sides of the thorax.


Woodland edge and hedgerows. The adult males gather on sunny leaves.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread throughout southern Britain but less common in Scotland, especially towards the north. Fairly regularly seen at Netherfield Lagoons.

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