A fairly small hoverfly with a black shiny appearance in the field, but with whitish markings when examined in detail. There are other very similar species and detailed examination is needed.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Often found in gardens where it is a pest of bulbs, especially daffodils but scarcer in the wider countryside.
Peak flight time is May to August.
Mainly found in the southern half of Britain becoming less frequent further north.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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