Dasysyrphus venustus

Description

The yellow bars reach the margins of the abdomen with inflated inner ends, so appearing to curve upwards.

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Habitat

Favours woodland margins.

When to see it

It flies from April to September, peaking May and early June, and is most commonly seen in spring.

UK Status

This species is widespread in most of Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

Species group:
Hoverflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Syrphidae
Records on NatureSpot:
22
First record:
30/06/2006 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
27/05/2023 (Higgott, Mike)

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