Dasysyrphus venustus


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

Similar Species
Identification difficulty

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.

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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