Graphomya maculata


    The males have an orangey-brown patterned abdomen but females have a grey/black pattern. Both have distinctive stripes on the thorax.

    Identification difficulty

    Meadows, hedgerows and roadside verges nectaring on various flowers, especially umbellifers.

    When to see it

    May to September/October.

    Life History

    The larvae are predatory, feeding in muddy pools and damp leaf litter.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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