Platycheirus clypeatus


    Wing length 5 to 7.5 mm. P. clypeatus is rather broader bodied than other similar species, but careful examination is necessary to ensure correct identification.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats, including both dry grassland and wet meadows, or even woodland rides.

    When to see it

    April to October, peaking in July and August.

    UK Status

    One of the most common and widespread hoverflies in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    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