Heleomyzid Fly

Tephrochlamys rufiventris


Over all length 6 to 7mm. The thorax is grey and the abdomen, legs and antennae are orange. The eyes are red, with an orange stripe between them. Not easy to get to species. Possibly rufiventris.


Often found in buildings where its larvae feed on decaying matter.

Status and distribution

Not common, but widely distributed throughout Britain. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded twice at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to September.