They fly between the end of May and September.
Habitat, woodland clearings, parks, gardens and heathland.
They feed on nectar of a wide variety of flora.
They are a parasite, and lay their eggs on the bodies of various Sheildbugs. On hatching the tiny larva bore their way inside the Sheildbug body, until they are ready to pupate, when they bore their way out again and, pupate in the soil.
|Ladybird Fly on Wood Spurge|
|Photographed in my garden|