Tachinid Fly

Phryxe vulgaris


Over all length 7mm. A grey species with darker blackish markings. The frons is dusted blue/grey. There are several very similar species in this genus.


Woodland edge, hedgerows and meadows. The hosts are a range of Lepidoptera larvae.

Status and distribution

Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales. Rare in Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

August to September.