House Fly

Hydrotaea dentipes


Over all length 8mm. A dark, blackish fly with a paler grey abdomen, red eyes and brownish wings.


Woodland edge and hedgerows. The larvae develop in dung.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales, less so in Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

August to October.