Neoascia meticulosa (Scopoli, 1763)
Neoascia aenea (Meigen, 1822) in Coe (1953) and Kloet & Hincks (1976).
Biology & ecology:
Both larvae and puparia have been found on Greater Reedmace Typha latifolia; the larva is reported from between the submerged leaf sheaths and puparia on plants growing in floating mats of vegetation. It is normally found among lush vegetation such as Greater Reedmace and Reed Sweet Grass Glyceria maxima, fringing wetlands. Adults will visit a variety of flowers fringing larval habitat.
This is a widely distributed, mainly lowland species that appears to be commoner in southern regions.
Status & conservation:
Trends suggest a substantial decline.
Recorded from 379 hectads since 1990.