Melangyna lasiophthalma

Description

Similar to several other Melangyna species but can be identified by careful examination.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Deciduous woodland and other well wooded areas. Fond of sunbathing on tree trunks.

When to see it

Usually seen from March to early June.

Life History

Frequent on Willow catkins and Wild Cherry blossom in spring.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map