Eriothrix rufomaculata

    Description

    It is a bristly black species, with prominent orange patches on the sides of its abdomen, separated by a dorsal black line.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Adults are flower-feeders, visiting various flowers including umbellifers and flowers of the Daisy family.

    When to see it

    June to October.

    Life History

    Larvae of this species are parasitic, developing inside the larvae of moths.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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