Hooded Dryomyzid

Dryomyza anilis


Over all length 12mm. A bright orange fly  with red eyes and some dark spots in its wings.


Damp, shady areas. Woodland paths, well vegetated ditches. The larvae develop in rotting organic matter; flesh, vegetation or dung.

Status and distribution

Well distributed through Britain, but with a southerly and westerly bias. Common on the reserve, along the Lower Path or Willow Walk or behind the Large Gravel Pit.

Best time to see

May to September.