Brown Heath Robberfly - Machimus cingulatus

Description

Size 10 to 13mm. A drab yellowish-brown fly. The femora are black on the anterior surface and orange of the posterior surface.

Habitat

Coastal dunes, sandy heaths and similar habitats.

When to see it

June to October

Life History

The adult makes short darts to capture prey which mainly consists of smaller Diptera.

UK Status

Local

VC55 Status

Local

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map