In size Platycheirus peltatus is amongst the largest of this sub-genus, and has the typical very shiny brassy looking thorax.
Lowland areas and river valleys.
April to November peaking in June and August.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain but possibly declining throughout its range.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland but possibly declining.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ 2015-2019 pre 2015