Platycheirus manicatus

Description

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
Habitat

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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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

Species group:
Hoverflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Syrphidae
Records on NatureSpot:
33
First record:
02/07/1989 (Neil Frankum)
Last record:
26/04/2024 (Dejardin, Andrew)

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