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