Conops quadrifasciatus

Alternative names
Conops quadrifasciata
Description

A long proboscis and a long pointed anal cell near the hind edge of the wing are features that characterise this family. Hind femora of this species are yellowish brown, and the female has a small yellowish pouch under the 5th abdominal segment.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

On umbellifers and composites such as Ragwort, especially in drier areas.

When to see it

June to September.

Life History

Larvae are internal parasites of bumblebees.

UK Status

Local in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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