Brown Heath Robberfly - Machimus cingulatus


    Size 10 to 13mm. A drab yellowish-brown fly. The femora are black on the anterior surface and orange of the posterior surface.

    Identification difficulty
    Brown Heath Robberfly - Machimus cingulatus

    Coastal dunes, sandy heaths and similar habitats.

    When to see it

    June to October

    Life History

    The adult makes short darts to capture prey which mainly consists of smaller Diptera.

    UK Status


    VC55 Status


    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map