Arctophila fulva      
       
    Sericomyia lappona Sericomyia silentis    
           
           
           
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The Sericomyiini

Three representatives in Britain. The two Sericomyia are wasp mimics and Arctophila superabiens is a bumble bee mimic.

None are particularly common. Sericomyia silentis has the widest habitat preference. All three favour damp flower-rich meadows. Those with an abundance of Devil's-bit Scabious are typical habitat. The 'rat-tailed' larvae are aquatic.