Conops flavipes

    Description

    Length 9 to 11 mm. Proboscis length 4.5 mm. A wasp mimic with a black abdomen that has narrow bands of yellow. Hind femora of this species have a prominent dark band around the middle.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    A species of wet meadows.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Larvae are internal parasites of bumblebees.

    UK Status

    Widespread in southern Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map