Chequered Hoverfly - Melanostoma scalare
The males have longer, thinner bodies than females, with lozenge-shaped yellow spots compared to the triangular spots in females. Both sexes have largely yellow antennae.
Lush herbage in well wooded areas and even gardens.
April to November peaking at the end of May and in August.
Common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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