An orangey brown species with striped eyes and thorax.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Usually found in damp habitats where snails may be present.
Summer and autumn.
These are known as snail-killing flies because their larvae parasitise snails and the like.
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Our Champion for Ilione albiseta is David Gould
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