Xylota segnis


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

Identification difficulty

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

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map