Polyporivora picta


    This species has a grey and black patterned abdomen.

    Similar Species

    It is separated from Polyporivora ornata by its black scutellum (grey in P. ornata).

    Identification difficulty

    Female  Male


    Members of the Platypezidae are associated with wooded areas. Adults may be found performing rapid erratic movements on broad leaves of both woody and herbaceous plants, evidently feeding on surface deposits.

    When to see it

    To follow.

    Life History

    Adult males form aerial swarms before mating using trees or bushes as swarm markers. Larvae are fungivores.

    UK Status

    To follow.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland to follow.

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