Thread subject: :: ID confirmation- Conopid fly

Posted by LordV on 09-07-2006 09:35

Taken Yesterday South Coast UK- Think I've correctly ID'd this as a Conopid fly- Sicus ferrugineus. In my British Insects book it's in the hoverfly section. About 13mm long uncurled I think. It's sitting on a Rhododendron which is next to a Hebe bush in full flower and covered with bumblebees- Did see the fly sipping nectar from the Hebe at one stage but didn't see it attack any bumblebees. Thought I'd found a biting hoverfly initially with that proboscis :) .
Brian V.

Edited by LordV on 09-07-2006 10:08