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