Callomyia speciosa


    The long thin abdomen is somewhat variable but consists of amber and black with silvery white bands. The thorax is also usually black with silvery markings.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats, especially woodland and around decaying wood.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    The flat bodied larvae are fungal feeders found on fungi rotting wood and beneath bark.

    UK Status

    Most records come from the southern half of Britain where it is fairly frequent.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known at present.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map