Parhelophilus versicolor


    Like a smaller, hairier and often more orange looking version of Helophilus. The various species of this genus are difficult to separate in the field, or even from photographs.

    Where the subject of an image has not received genitalia examination, which is necessary to be certain of accuracy in this species, it is highlighted with a red box. For that reason it is only claimed as likely to be this species


    Identification difficulty

    Lushly vegetated areas near to water.

    When to see it

    April to August peaking in July.

    UK Status

    Parhelophilus versicolor is widespread throughout England but never common.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent 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