Nowickia ferox


    This fly is about the size of a large bluebottle fly. It has yellowy orange sides to the abdomen and a zig-zag central band. Like all Tachinids it has numerous bristly hairs on the abdomen.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats.

    When to see it

    Peak time is June to August.

    Life History

    The maggot stage of the fly develops inside the Dark Arches moth, eating it from within, and then emerging to pupate.

    UK Status

    This species is distributed in the southern half of Britain, mainly in southern England and South Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map