Pipiza austriaca - Pipiza austriaca

Description

A robust and long bodied species, the abdomen being entirely black usually without spots on tergite 2 but with faint whitish hairs. The wings have a dark patch, and the hind femurs are thickened.

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Habitat

Frequents woodland margins and lush meadows. Adults sometimes visit flowers such as Buttercups and Hogweed.

When to see it

This species can be found from May to September peaking in June

UK Status

Fairly frequent throughout England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map