Chrysotoxum bicinctum


This is a very distinctive species with its two yellow bands, the chocolate wing patches and the long, forward pointing antennae.

Identification difficulty

It is found in grassy habitats, usually sheltered near to shrubs and trees.

When to see it

It flies from May to September but peaks from mid-June to mid-August.

Life History

Much remains to be discovered about the biology of this group.

UK Status

Quite common in some parts of Britain, scarcer in others.

VC55 Status

It is quite frequent 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