Didea fasciata

    Description

    Wing length 8.25 to 11 mm. The markings of English specimens of this species are usually orange. The presence of a yellow club on the halteres will readily distinguish fasciata from other Didea species. The scutellum has black spots at the front corners at the sides, but the black does not extend as a narrow round the hind edge of the scutellum.

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    Habitat

    Woodland and scrub.

    When to see it

    May to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map