Helina reversio


    Length 5 to 7 mm. Usually beige or greyish in appearance, but very variable. It has dark femora and spots on the abdomen.


    Various habitats including hedgerows, flower meadows and woodland.

    When to see it

    April to October.

    Life History

    Adults feed on nectar and pollen. Larvae are found in dung, rotting wood etc.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent with most records coming from southern Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map