Bog Hoverfly - Sericomyia silentis


This is a large and brightly marked hoverfly, with 3 pairs of wedge-shaped yellow bars and reddish-orange legs.

Photo ID?

Prefers wet heaths, moors and woodland clearings.

When to see it

Flies between May and November.

Life History

Breeds in peaty ditches and small pools.

UK Status

It is found across most of the UK though it is not paticularly common.

VC55 Status

Quite scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map