|Animal and leaf waste.
8.5 - 11.25 mm.
Muddy puddles, wet ditches and ponds.
April - November.
Its scientific name means "dangling
marsh-lover" (from Greek helo-, "marsh", -phil,
"love", Latin pend-, "hang"). It's common name 'Sun Fly' is probably based on a mis-reading
of helo- as helio-. Sun