Platycheirus manicatus


    This species has a less shiny thorax than other Platycheirus species and with large, rounded yellow spots on the abdomen.

    Similar Species

    There are several similar hoverflies with yellow spots so care is needed to note their shape and size.

    Identification difficulty

    Dry open grassland, and even in gardens.

    When to see it

    April to November peaking in June.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common throughout Britain..

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map