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Scientific Name: Leucozona glaucia
Common Name: N/A
Leucozona glaucia is not a difficult species to identify, as the yellow scutellum, the large band on tergite 2 and the two thin bands on tergites 3 and 4 all point decisively to Leucozona glaucia. Normally the coloured bands are yellow, but they can appear in the grey variation shown in the photograph above.
Occurring mostly in lowland areas of the UK, and usually found along woodland edges in abundant vegetation. As with many other insects, umbellifers such as Hogweed and Angelica are a magnet for this species. The larvae are voracious feeders on ground level aphids.
Adults are on the wing from May to October, usually peaking in July and August.
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