This is a tachinid fly - a parisitoid which lays its eggs on other species. It is a long-legged, bristly fly. The abdomen appears banded and varies from greyish to buff and brown.
It is often seen in woods in Britain sitting on Bracken.
The larvae of this fly are parasitic on the larvae of the Common Cockchafer.
It has previously been observed mainly in the south of England.
Uncommon - this may be the first record for Leicestershire and Rutland. Like many small creatures, this species is probably under-recorded.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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