Xylota sylvarum


    This species has golden hair on the bottom of its abdomen and often a further golden band above this.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland and well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    It can be seen from May to October with a peak in late June and July.

    Life History

    Larvae have been found in wet decaying roots of Beech stumps, but where Beech is not present Oak and Birch are considered possible substitutes.

    UK Status

    More common in the south of Britain, becoming scarcer further north.

    VC55 Status

    Reasonably frequent though not common in Leicestershire and Rutland

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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