Tachinid Fly

Ramonda spathulata


Over all length 8 to 10mm.It is a dark metallic grey, with pairs of pale markings on the abdominal segments.


Woodland edge, hedgerows. The larvae develop in Noctuid moth caterpillars.

Status and distribution

Thinly spread over Southern England and Wales. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to May.