Meliscaeva cinctella


The abdomen is narrow with parallel yellow bands. The spots on tergite two are broadly rounded on their inner margins.

Photo ID?

Found in the vicinity of trees and bushes.

When to see it

April to November peaking August/September.

Life History

The larvae are predators on a range of arboreal aphids.

UK Status

Quite common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map