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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map