Syrphus nitidifrons

Syrphus nitidifrons Becker, 1921

Biology & ecology:

Biology poorly known, but it is reported to be a conifer associate. Parker (2010) reports that it is rarely seen in numbers and suggests that this may mean that it is a canopy species that rarely descends to lower levels.

Distribution:

This species is reported to have been spreading westwards across Europe and its arrival in the UK was not unexpected. Since the original record there have been a number of reports of this species from a wide geographic spread across southern England and the East Midlands.

Status & conservation:

This species was added to the British list by Parker (2010).

Recorded from 6 hectads since 1990.