Dasysyrphus albostriatus

Description

The downward facing yellow bars help to identify this species, sometimes fused into inverted 'V's. Two grey stripes on the thorax are also a distinguishing feature.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It is a woodland edge species.

When to see it

Often found on warm spring days in April and May, though can be found until November.

UK Status

Widespread and quite common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly 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