Dasysyrphus albostriatus


The downward facing yellow bars help to identify this species, sometimes fused into inverted 'V's. Two grey stripes on the thorax are also a distinguishing feature.

Photo ID?

It is a woodland edge species.

When to see it

Often found on warm spring days in April and May, though can be found until November.

UK Status

Widespread and quite common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map