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.
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.