Tachinid Fly

Pelatachina tibialis


Over all length 8 - 13mm. The head and thorax are pale grey with blackish markings. the abdomen is a darker grey with dark markings. It shows yellow at the bases of its wings.


Woodland edge and hedgerows, where the larvae of Nymphalidae can be found (Peacock, Comma) or of Geometrid moths.

Status and distribution

Thinly distributed over the southern half of Britain, rarer further north.

Best time to see

May to September.