Spot-winged Little Snailkiller

Pherbellia schoenherri

Description

Over all length 6mm. A small grey-bodied fly with a spotted pattern on the wings.

Habitat

Well vegetated ditches or water margins. e adult may b seen on the leaves of marginal plants. The larvae are internal parasites of small snails, normally Amber Snails.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in southern Britain, but less common further north. Common in Nottinghamshire and recorded twice at Netherfield Lagoons, probably overlooked.

Best time to see

April to October.