This species has a less shiny thorax than other Platycheirus species and with large, rounded yellow spots on the abdomen.
There are several similar hoverflies with yellow spots so care is needed to note their shape and size.
Dry open grassland, and even in gardens.
April to November peaking in June.
Widespread and common throughout Britain..
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015