Brachicoma devia


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

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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


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

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Species profile

Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
05/08/2019 (Dejardin, Andrew)
Last record:
05/08/2019 (Dejardin, Andrew)

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