Pipiza noctiluca


The pair of grey spots on tergite two are found only in the female of the species. There is also usually a faint wing shade.

Photo ID?

Likes sunbathing and visiting flowers along hedgerows and woodland edges.

When to see it

April to September peaking late May to early June.

Life History

The larvae appear to feed on an aphid species found on Hogweeds.

UK Status

The species is widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map