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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map