Sicus ferrugineus


    Length 8 to 13 mm. The body is mainly reddish-brown or yellow-brown. The head is yellow, quite large and inflated-looking, with a kind of bubble at the front, narrow cheeks and short antennae. The large eyes are reddish. When in resting position the abdomen is usually folded forward.

    Identification difficulty

    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

    UK Map