Argyra diaphana

Description

Males have some white on the abdomen and yellow spots on the side of the abdomen. Argyra diaphana can be distinguished from other Argyra species by the fact that the scutellum is hairy and the thorax is not silvery. The frons and face are blackish.

Identification difficulty
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Habitat

Various habitats including grassland and scrub.

When to see it

Peak time is May to August.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

Species group:
Flies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Dolichopodidae
Records on NatureSpot:
2
First record:
04/05/2018 (Cooper, Barbara)
Last record:
31/07/2023 (Nicholls, David)

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