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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map