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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
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.