Conops flavipes – Lode

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.

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