Pipiza fasciata

Pipiza fasciata Meigen, 1822


Pipiza fenestrata

Biology & ecology:

Meigen, 1822 in Stubbs & Falk (2002)


Status: This species appears to have undergone a significant decline in occurrence over the past 35 years, some of which may be a result of changing recorder willingness to tackle difficult taxa. Recorded from 98 hectads since 1985.

Status & conservation:

Biology: The larva of this species remains unknown, but other members of the genus are aphidophagous, appearing to favour aphids which secrete a waxy flocculence (woolly aphids). Adults are usually found resting on vegetation along woodland margins, occasionally visiting flowers such as buttercups Ranunculus sp.

Recorded from 68 hectads since 1990.