Ilione albiseta

    Description

    An orangey brown species with striped eyes and thorax.

    Habitat

    Usually found in damp habitats where snails may be present.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    Life History

    These are known as snail-killing flies because their larvae parasitise snails and the like.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map