Graphomya maculata

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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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