Neoascia obliqua


    Distinguished from similar members of this family by the oblique markings resembling an inverted V on the abdomen segment 2.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with Butterbur.

    When to see it

    Mainly encountered in May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae of this species remain unknown, but other members of the genus are semi-aquatic, inhabiting accumulations of wet, organic matter.

    UK Status

    A scarce species with records widely dispersed in England, South Wales and Scotland, becoming most frequent in northern England and Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Rare 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