Similar to several other Melangyna species but can be identified by careful examination.
Deciduous woodland and other well wooded areas. Fond of sunbathing on tree trunks.
Usually seen from March to early June.
Frequent on Willow catkins and Wild Cherry blossom in spring.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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