Barred Snout - Nemotelus uliginosus

Description

This is a cream and black patterned soldier fly, the males have more of the creamy colour on the abdomen than the females. Females of the species can be distinguished from the similar Nemotelus notatus female by the shape of the white bars on the frons. In N. uliginosis they are parallel-sided bars and in N. notatus they are wedge shaped .....

Habitat

Saltmarsh, waste ground and unimproved grassland, but usually coastal.

When to see it

June to early September, peaking in July.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain but most records are coastal.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map