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UK Nature > Hoverflies > Cheilosia vulpina




Scientific Name: Cheilosia vulpina
Common Name: n/a

Cheilosia vulpina has a mainly southern distribution in the UK, but a few records extend to North Yorkshire (my specimen was photographed in Wolverhampton) and there is a single record by the Firth of Forth. It is most frequently encountered on umbellifer flowers (as was this one) and occurs in a range of grasslands, woodland clearings, heathland and coastal dunes.

Males have been see hovering a few centimetres above a woodland ride and visiting flowers of daisy. April to September, peaking twice, in June and again in August.











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