Brachicoma devia

    Description

    Sarcophagidae are very difficult to determine to species level without microscopic examination, so will need to be checked in detail unless confirmed by a recognised expert.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Various habitats, although it is associated with various Bumblebee (Bombus sp).

    When to see it

    Late spring and summer.

    Life History

    It is associated with various Bumblebee (Bombus sp), where its larvae are parasitic on the developing Bumblebee larvae.

    UK Status

    Widespread in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map