Melanostoma mellinum

Description

The abdomen of this species widens slightly posteriorly.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Grassland.

When to see it

April to October with peaks in May/June and July/August.

UK Status

Quite common and widespread in Britain,

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
Hoverflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Syrphidae
Records on NatureSpot:
53
First record:
24/08/2009 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
12/05/2024 (Dejardin, Andrew)

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