Net-winged Snailkiller

Pherbina coryleti


Over all length 8mm. A brown-bodied fly with some darker stripes on the thorax and wings beautifully marked with a net-like pattern.


Marshy areas at the edges of pools with thick emergent vegetation. The back of the Large Gravel Pit is a good area to look.

Status and distribution

A common species distributed to the north of Scotland but commonest in southern Britain, especially west Wales. Common on the reserve.

Best time to see

May to September.