Baccha elongata


    Easily identified by its thin body and bulbous end.

    Identification difficulty

    It favours woodland rides and hedgerows, seeking out sunny patches.

    When to see it

    It can be found from April to September.

    Life History

    The larvae predate aphids

    UK Status

    This is a common hoverfly throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map