Conops flavipes - Conops flavipes

Description

Length 9 to 11 mm. Proboscis length 4.5 mm. A wasp mimic with a black abdomen that has narrow bands of yellow. Hind femora of this species have a prominent dark band around the middle.

Habitat

A species of wet meadows.

When to see it

June to August.

Life History

Larvae are internal parasites of bumblebees.

UK Status

Widespread in southern Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map