Gonia picea


A large (10mm), dumpy tachinid fly and typically hairy. The dark abdomen has pale stripes across each segment.

Identification difficulty

Dry to moderately damp meadows.

When to see it

March to June.

Life History

Larva parasitise lepidoptera caterpillars particularly those of the Antler Moth.

UK Status

Mainly found in the south of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map