Silly me thinking that this tiny fly was so distinctively marked that it would be easy to identify. It may be part of the Chloropidae family of flies but then again it may not. I think it’s a shame the online resources for fly identification are so limited or require a degree of familiarity with the various fly families that the lay person simply doesn’t have. It certainly doesn’t encourage more people to become interested in flies, yet they can be such visually attractive little creatures.

221102 Chloropidae