This anthomyiidae fly has a grey striped thorax and black legs. It has characteristically long hairs arising from the thorax.
Various habitats, but usually in well vegetated or flower rich places, and especially around Elder and Tansy.
Spring to Autumn.
Larva bore into the stems of plants such as Elder. The adults visit flowers, especially Tansy.
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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