Baccha elongata

Baccha elongata (Fabricius, 1775)

Baccha elongata : adulte

Morphology

Adult: 9-11 mm, slender profile, strongly elongate and ending in a club.

Diet

The larvae are predators of aphids. Successive generations arrive from May to October.
The adults feed on pollen, nectar and honeydew.

Habitat

Baccha elongata has a wide ecological distribution with a preference for shady environments. This species, present in small numbers, is unobtrusive and flies near to the ground through the herbaceous vegetation or shrub layer.

Modification date: 24 April 2024 | Publication date: 13 September 2011 | By: Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet