Six-spotted Snailkiller

Ilione albiseta


Over all length 8mm. A pale-bodied fly with brown stripes on the top and sides of its thorax and abdomen. It has orange legs and an interesting pattern of dark and light stripes over its eyes.


Well vegetated areas beside bogs or pools. The Lower Path and the back of the Large Gravel Pit hold populations.

Status and distribution

Common throughout Britain, especially in west Wales, but less common in Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to October.