Pipiza notata

Pipiza notata Meigen, 1822

Nomenclature:

Pipiza bimaculata

Biology & ecology:

Meigen, 1822 in Stubbs & Falk (2002)

Distribution:

Status: This species appears to have declined significantly over the past 35 years, some of which may be a result of changing recorder willingness to tackle difficult taxa. Recorded from 163 hectads since 1985.

Status & conservation:

Biology: The larva of this species remains unknown, but those of other members of this 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.

Recorded from 124 hectads since 1990.