Cheilosia variabilis - Cheilosia variabilis
This species has an elongate, rather parallel sided grey abdomen and black thorax. It is relatively large, and has dark wings.
It lives in wooded areas, and lush woodland edges.
April to September, peaking in May and early June
Breeds on Figwort, where the larvae eat the root nodules.
Common in Britain though fewer records from the north.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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