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


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

UK Map