Anasimyia lineata


This species is distinguished from all other Eristalini by its long snout which tapers to a point. Both sexes are rather dark, but the male tends to have triangular orange markings on the tergites, especially on tergite 2, whilst the female markings can be orange or grey.

Identification difficulty

Lushly vegetated pools containing plants such as bulrush, iris and willowherbs.

When to see it

May to September peaking in June and July.

UK Status

Widespread but rather local in Britain.

VC55 Status

Local and infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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