The broad orange belt across the abdomen of this species is distinctive - but not always obvious under the wings when at rest.
Woods, hedgerows and even gardens.
It can be found from April to November, peaking in June and July.
It breeds in rotting dead wood but also in wet sawdust.
It is a reasonably common hoverfly throughout Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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