Over all length 8 - 10mm. A neatly marked, olive coloured fly with orange bases to its wings
A wide variety of habitats are used, the adults visiting flowers for nectar and the larvae developing in rotting vegetable matter in leaf litter.
Status and distribution
Common and fairly widely distributed in Britain, particularly in Wales. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
May to October.