Gonia picea (Cavenham heath)

Description
A large (10mm), dumpy tachinid fly and typically hairy. The dark abdomen has pale stripes across each segment.
Habitat
Dry to moderately damp meadows.
When to see it
March to June.
Life History
Larva parasitise lepidoptera caterpillars particularly those of the Antler Moth.
UK Status
Mainly found in the south of Britain.

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