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.
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.
Various habitats, although it is associated with various Bumblebee (Bombus sp).
Late spring and summer.
It is associated with various Bumblebee (Bombus sp), where its larvae are parasitic on the developing Bumblebee larvae.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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