Dasysyrphus albostriatus

    Description

    The downward facing yellow bars help to identify this species, sometimes fused into inverted 'V's. Two grey stripes on the thorax are also a distinguishing feature.

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    Habitat

    It is a woodland edge species.

    When to see it

    Often found on warm spring days in April and May, though can be found until November.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map