Syrphus torvus


Very similar to other Syrphus species and is best identified by the presence of hairs on the eyes.

Identification difficulty

Found in gardens, hedgerows, waste ground and many other habitats.

When to see it

March to November - It is often the earliest Syrphus species to emerge in the spring, has a peak in April with a second peak in July and is sometimes one of the commoner hoverflies in autumn, having a third peak in October.

UK Status

Fairly frequent throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map