Meliscaeva cinctella


    The abdomen is narrow with parallel yellow bands. The spots on tergite two are broadly rounded on their inner margins.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in the vicinity of trees and bushes.

    When to see it

    April to November peaking August/September.

    Life History

    The larvae are predators on a range of arboreal aphids.

    UK Status

    Quite common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common 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