Baccha elongata

Description

Easily identified by its thin body and bulbous end.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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