Eristalis horticola


    Wing length 8.5 to 11.5 mm. A particularly bright species. It has a shorter and broader abdomen than E. pertinax or E. tenax and has a darkened area across the wing. 

    Identification difficulty

    Well vegetated areas with plenty of bushes or trees.

    When to see it

    April to October peaking in July.

    UK Status

    Widespread but never common and scarcer further north. 

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map