Sepedon sphegea

    Description

    Length 8 to 11 mm. The body of this species is mainly brown or blackish, but the femurs are a striking orangey red and the tarsae are black. The hind femurs have a row of bristles that stand out.

    Habitat

    Marshes and wet meadows, pond edges etc.

    When to see it

    April to October.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on molluscs.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map