Cephalonomia formiciformis Westwood,1833

Distribution

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

 

 

 

Status (in Britain only)

Unknown.

Habitat

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.

Parasites

No data available.

Author of profile

M E Archer