Pachygaster leachii


    A soldier fly with a small, black, rounded abdomen, clear wings, femora mainly yellow and bases of the antennae are orange.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    Well wooded areas with Oak and Elm.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in southern Britain as far north as the Humber.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map