Suillia variegata


Over all length 4.5 to 5mm. A dull, brownish fly. The wings have two dark spots and, towards the tip, an almost complete dark bar, followed by a thin buff line at the tip.


Hedgerow and woodland edge where there are damp, shaded places. The larvae feed on fungi.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales but getting more sparse further north and in Scotland. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to August.