Chrysotoxum bicinctum

    Description

    This is a very distinctive species with its two yellow bands, the chocolate wing patches and the long, forward pointing antennae.

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    Habitat

    It is found in grassy habitats, usually sheltered near to shrubs and trees.

    When to see it

    It flies from May to September but peaks from mid-June to mid-August.

    Life History

    Much remains to be discovered about the biology of this group.

    UK Status

    Quite common in some parts of Britain, scarcer in others.

    VC55 Status

    It is quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map