Eupeodes luniger

Description

The species can be variable in terms of both size and colour with a wing length usually between 6.5 and 10 mm. It has broad yellow lunate markings on tergites 3 and 4 which don't reach the outer edge.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Open habitats: patches of flowers in arable fields, meadows, road verges, hedgerows, gardens, etc.

When to see it

March to November with an increase in numbers during May, but with the main peak from July to September.

Life History

This is a migrant species and can fly long distances.

UK Status

This species is common particularly in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

be our species champion

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map