House Fly

Mydaea corni


Over all length 7 to 8mm. The eyes are red and the thorax grey with darker markings, the scutellum and squamae orange, the abdomen a pale grey/brown and the legs are a dark orange.


Lightly wooded areas where the adults bask on leaves and the larvae feed on fungi.

Status and distribution

Widespread but thinly recorded over most of Britain. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded twice at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to October.