Didea fasciata

Description

Wing length 8.25 to 11 mm. The markings of English specimens of this species are usually orange. The presence of a yellow club on the halteres will readily distinguish fasciata from other Didea species. The scutellum has black spots at the front corners at the sides, but the black does not extend as a narrow round the hind edge of the scutellum.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland and scrub.

When to see it

May to October.

UK Status

Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequent 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