Yellow-kneed Clubtail

Neoascia meticulosa


Wing length 3 to 5mm. Very similar to Neoascia tenur, but with yellow tips to the hind femora.


Water margins and marshy places with emergent vegetation. The larvae develop in the submerged sheaths of bulrushes and reed sweat-grass.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout southern Britain but less common towards the north.

Best time to see

April to November.