A small, narrowly built hoverfly with pairs of creamy-white spots.
Usually seen around umbellifers such as Hogweed.
It is found from April to November, peaking in August.
It breeds on umbellifers where its larvae predate aphids.
It is a widespread species in Britain but isn't commonly found north of Yorkshire.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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