Xylota segnis

    Description

    The broad orange belt across the abdomen of this species is distinctive - but not always obvious under the wings when at rest.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woods, hedgerows and even gardens.

    When to see it

    It can be found from April to November, peaking in June and July.

    Life History

    It breeds in rotting dead wood but also in wet sawdust.

    UK Status

    It is a reasonably common hoverfly throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map