Chrysotoxum verralli


This hoverfly is a wasp mimic, and very wasp-like in appearance. The genus is easy to recognise because it has long antennae that project forward.

Similar Species

There are several other similar Chrysotoxum species which require careful examination of the black bar patterns to separate.

Identification difficulty

A grassland species often occurring near trees and on waste ground.

When to see it

June to October, peaking in July and early August

UK Status

Most records are from south-east England reaching as far as the Midlands. Often regarded as scarce except in a few parts of its range.

VC55 Status

Uncommon. There are few records of this species for Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

UK Map