Graphomya maculata - Graphomya maculata

Description

The males have an orangey-brown patterned abdomen but females have a grey/black pattern. Both have distinctive stripes on the thorax.

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Habitat

Meadows, hedgerows and roadside verges nectaring on various flowers, especially umbellifers.

When to see it

May to September/October.

Life History

The larvae are predatory, feeding in muddy pools and damp leaf litter.

UK Status

Common and widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map