Parasyrphus punctulatus

Description

Length 6 to 8 mm, wing length 5.5 to 7.75 mm. This is a rather small hoverfly and is unusual amongst parasyrphus because the abdominal markings are spots rather than bars.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Visits willows in spring and is often found in wooded areas including coniferous woodland.

When to see it

Most common in early spring, persisting through to the middle of summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map