Length 7 to 15 mm. A strangely shaped fly with a 'waisted' appearance. The head and thorax area are quite broad, and the end of the abdomen has a bulbous ending.
Flower rich areas.
May to August.
The adults are nectar feeders, regularly visiting flowers. Larvae parasitise bumblebees.
Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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