House Fly

Phaonia pallida


Over all length 7mm. A bright orange fly with red eyes that is very hairy on its body and legs.


Woodland, woodland edge and hedgerows. The larvae feed on rotting wood.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in Britain, south of Yorkshire. Less common further north and in Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.