Easily identified by its thin body and bulbous end.
It favours woodland rides and hedgerows, seeking out sunny patches.
It can be found from April to September.
The larvae predate aphids
This is a common hoverfly throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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