Anasimyia transfuga


Wing length about 7 mm. This dark hoverfly has steeply inclined hooked markings, like a tick.  It resembles other members of the family and expert help may be required to confirm identification.

Identification difficulty

On tall emergent pond side vegetation.

When to see it

May to September peaking in July.

UK Status

Widespread but local and quite infrequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map