Dorycera graminum - Phoenix Fly

Name: Dorycera graminum (Fabricius, 1794)

Family: Ulidiidae

Common name: Phoenix Fly (Previously “Picture Winged Fly”)


Southern England: in recent years it has been recorded only from Kent, Essex, Oxford, Surrey and Worcestershire and most sites are unprotected and many are in the Thames Corridor.

Distribution map from publicly available, 10km square resolution data on the NBN Gateway.


This species has been found on a number of brownfield / grassland sites. Its life history is still unknown.


Existing BAP species

Lead partner

Jon Webb, Natural England


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