Flat-footed Fly

Lindneromyia dorsalis

Description

Over all length 4 to 6mm. The male is black with large red eyes, the female greyer, with dark bands across the abdomen.

Habitat

Damp, well vegetated areas. The larvae develop in fungi and rotting vegetation.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in southern England. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

September - October.