Sphaerophoria bankowskae

Sphaerophoria bankowskae Goeldlin, 1989

Biology & ecology:

Larva unknown. Adults have been found in open areas in woods where they will visit low growing flowers such as Tormentil Potentilla erecta.

Distribution:

This species was added to the British list from Canfield Hart, North Essex in 1986 by Plant (1990), and is so far recorded elsewhere only from a wood in Northamptonshire (Stubbs, 1996) and Glen Affric in northern Scotland (Rotheray & Wilkinson, 2010). This species is widely recorded in Europe (Speight, (2010) lists northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy) but it remains poorly known.