Migrant Eupeodes

Eupeodes corollae


Wing length 5 - 8mm. There are several very similar insects in this genus, so care should be taken with identification. This species has a shiny brown thorax and a black abdomen marked with yellow comma-shaped (lunulate) spots. The yellow of the markings broadly meets the edges (margins) of the segments.


Woodland edge and hedgerows beside open, flowery areas. The larvae feed on ground-layer aphids.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and regularly seen at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

March to November.