Borophaga incrassata

    Alt Name
    Peromitra incrassata

    Size 4.5 to 5 mm. This hump-backed fly has a blackish head, legs and thorax with a somewhat greyer body. The wings are shaded brown.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats.

    When to see it

    Peak time is summer.

    Life History

    This species is a parasite of honey bees, laying their eggs on the larvae.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map