Dasysyrphus venustus


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

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    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map