Tachina fera


Tachina fera is a large (9 to 16 mm) and bristly fly with a prominent broad black stripe down the centre of an otherwise orange abdomen.

Photo ID?

Can often be seen in moist and well vegetated locations where it feeds on umbellifers and waterside plants.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History

Larvae are parasites of caterpillars and other young insects.

UK Status

Common and widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map