Chrysogaster cemiteriorum - Chrysogaster cemiteriorum

Description

 The upper abdomen is black with a paler greyish band beneath on the flank. It is broad bodied and this can help distinguish it from some similar species.

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Habitat

Lush meadows and fens, usually near to scrub or wood margins.

When to see it

May to September, peaking in July and August.

Life History

It has a fondness for umbellifer flowers.

UK Status

Widely distributed in England and Wales, though less common in the south east of England, it is also found in southern Scotland. 

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map