Eupeodes bucculatus

Description

This scarce species is very similar in appearance to other members of the Eupeodes genus, and we must thank Steve Falk who identified the insects in two Sapcote photographs as Eupeodes bucculatus. It is a species where expert confirmation of identification should always be sought.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found in woodland and on various flowers beside hedgerows.

When to see it

April to October peaking July/August

Life History

Records from Sheffield indicate that it has been reared from amongst aphids on Foxglove.

UK Status

Scarce with the few British records clustered around south-east England the Severn estuary and Sheffield areas.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Sapcote record may be the first for Leicestershire and Rutland, we are not aware of any others at present.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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:
2
First record:
26/06/2009 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
26/06/2009 (Calow, Graham)

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