Sieve-winged Snailkiller

Coremacera marginata


Over all length 7 - 10mm. This is a fairly large species with a mainly black body. There are paler markings on the thorax and the legs and antennae are dark orange. The wings are black, with a dense pattern of white spots.


Damp grassland and hedgerows.  The larvae feed on terrestrial snails. Can be found across most of the reserve.

Status and distribution

A common and widespread species, though it does show a southerly bias.

Best time to see

May to September.