Sicus ferrugineus

    Description

    Length 8 to 13 mm. The body is reddish-brown to yellow-brown. The conspicuous head is large and bright yellow with large reddish eyes. When in resting position the abdomen is usually folded forward.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Hedgerows and flower meadows.

    When to see it

    May through to September.

    Life History

    Feeds on nectar or pollen of various flowering plants.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional 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