Top 10 Largest Flying Insects in England

The Dark Giant Horsefly:This fly can grow up to 5 centimeters in length and compare to the size of a queen bumblebee. This horsefly can is found in Britain. 

Ruby Tailed Wasps:The ruby tailed wasps is also known as the “cuckoo wasp” or the “emerald wasp”. These solitary insects emerge between April and September. 

Marmalade Hoverfly:The scientific name for this fly is Episyrphus balteatus and is found in Britain. The fly is black with orange stripes and can grow up to 1.2 centimeters in length.

Large Red Damselfly:The 35 millimeter large red damselfly live and fly over England between April and July. This insect hangs around ponds, wetlands, and streams. 

Hornet Robberfly:The scientific name for the hornet robberfly is Asilus crabroniformis, which is the largest fly in England. The Horney robberfly emerges between June and October. 

Heath Potter Wasp:The heath potter wasp are in the Heathlands of southern England between late April and mid October.

European Beewolf:The scientific name for this insect is, Philanthus triangulum, and grow up to 17 millimeters in length. This insect digs nests in sandy spots to hunt for honey bees. 

Emperor Dragonfly:The emperor dragonfly is Britain’s bulkiest dragonfly. The scientific name for this dragonfly is the Anax imperator. This dragonfly is bright blue and green and are 78 millimeters in length.

Dark-Edged Bee Fly:The dark-edged bee fly, Bombylius major, live in southern England, the Midlands, and Welsh lowlands between March and May.

Cockchafers:The cockchafers, Melolontha melolantha, are normally seen in south England. This large beetle is between 2.5 and 3 centimeters in length. 

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