Pipiza austriaca

    Description

    A robust and long bodied species, the abdomen being entirely black usually without spots on tergite 2 but with faint whitish hairs. The wings have a dark patch, and the hind femurs are thickened.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Frequents woodland margins and lush meadows. Adults sometimes visit flowers such as Buttercups and Hogweed.

    When to see it

    This species can be found from May to September peaking in June

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent throughout England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent 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