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.
Various habitats, including both dry grassland and wet meadows, or even woodland rides.
April to October, peaking in July and August.
One of the most common and widespread hoverflies in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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