House Fly

Limnophora tigrina


Over all length 7 - 8mm. The thorax and abdomen are grey, heavily marked with black.


Waterside vegetation in marshy or other damp places. This is a member of a group called Hunter Flies, where the adults prey on other insects.

Status and distribution

Widely but thinly distributed across southern Britain. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire but regular at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to August.