Melangyna lasiophthalma


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

    Identification difficulty

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map