Platycheirus clypeatus

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

     

    UK Map