Cephalonomia formiciformis Westwood,1833


Known from Devon to Kent and north to Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and Yorkshire. There is one record from Ireland.




Status (in Britain only)



Probably occurs in a wide range of habitats including Gardens, Meadows, sandy Woodlands, Moorland and Heathland.

Flight period

Adults are active from April to November, but mainly from May until August.

Prey Collected and nesting biology

A predator on the larvae of Ciidae (Coleoptera), e.g. Cis sp. Beetle larvae recorded feeding on fungus. Has been associates with Elm and Birch.

Flowers visited

No data available.


No data available.

Author of profile

M E Archer