Ilione albiseta


An orangey brown species with striped eyes and thorax.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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.

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.

  Our Champion for Ilione albiseta is David Gould

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map