Dioctria baumhaueri


Length 8 to 13 mm. This is a mainly black robber fly, but the front two pairs of legs are mainly orange apart from a dark stripe along the upper surface.


Hedgerows and meadows.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History

Predatory on other insects.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map