Pipiza fasciata Meigen, 1822
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.