This fly has a slightly chequered appearance of light and dark grey with some brown. Typical of the family it has long stiff hairs, particularly at the tip of the abdomen.
Often seen on tree trunks and foliage.
April to June.
One generation per year. The larvae parasitise Winter Moths and moths from the family Tortricidae.
Fairly frequent and widespread in the southern half of Britain at least.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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