Sicus ferrugineus


Length 8 to 13 mm. The body is mainly reddish-brown or yellow-brown. The head is yellow, quite large and inflated-looking, with a kind of bubble at the front, narrow cheeks and short antennae. The large eyes are reddish. When in resting position the abdomen is usually folded forward.


Hedgerows and flower meadows.

When to see it

May through to September.

Life History

Feeds on nectar or pollen of various flowering plants.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map