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


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map