Conops quadrifasciatus

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Conops quadrifasciatus
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Conops quadrifasciatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Conopidae
Subfamily: Conopinae
Tribe: Conopini
Genus: Conops
Subgenus: Conops
Species: C. quadrifasciatus
Binomial name
Conops quadrifasciatus
De Geer, 1776
  • Conops macrocephala Harris, 1776
Male on a blossom of blackberry (video, 1m 20s)

Conops quadrifasciatus is a species of fly from the genus Conops in the family Conopidae. Their larvae are endoparasites of bumble bees of the genus Bombus. It is common throughout much of Europe.[1]


  1. ^ Smith, K.G.V. (1969). Diptera: Conopidae. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. 10 pt 3a. Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 19 pp.