Lejogaster metallina - Lejogaster metallina
A small metallic green hoverfly with comparatively large antennae.
Found in all types of open wetland habitats including wet meadows, marshes, fens and flushes (including mildly acidic conditions), especially where Juncus is abundant. Adults are frequently found visiting flowers, Ranunculus being especially favoured, usually close to breeding habitat
Larvae are aquatic and found amongst plant roots just below the water surface in slow flowing situations.
A widespread and frequent species in suitable localities throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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