A large (10mm), dumpy tachinid fly and typically hairy. The dark abdomen has pale stripes across each segment.
Dry to moderately damp meadows.
March to June.
Larva parasitise lepidoptera caterpillars particularly those of the Antler Moth.
Mainly found in the south of Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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