Platycheirus peltatus


    In size Platycheirus peltatus is amongst the largest of this sub-genus, and has the typical very shiny brassy looking thorax.

    Identification difficulty

    Lowland areas and river valleys.

    When to see it

    April to November peaking in June and August.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain but possibly declining throughout its range.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland but possibly declining.

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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