Tachinid Fly

Trixa conspersa

Description

Body length 8 to 13mm. A fairly large grey and black species.

Habitat

Hedgerows, woodland edge and grasslands. The biology of this species is not well known. It is thought it might parasitize caterpillars in the soil.

Status and distribution

Fairly widespread in southern Britain, though very thinly. Very uncommon further north. Infrequent in Nottinghamshire but recorded three times at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to July