Platycheirus peltatus

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
Hoverflies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Syrphidae
Records on NatureSpot:
4
First record:
04/09/2009 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
26/08/2021 (Gaten, Ted)

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