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.

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

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