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

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