Species details

Cheilosia lasiopa Kowarz, 1885


Cheilosia honesta Rondani, 1868 in Stubbs & Falk (1983).


The larva of this species remains unknown. Adults are often found visiting flowers such as Cow Parsley Anthriscus sylvestris in wooded localities, both deciduous and coniferous. Usually found in sheltered situations such as clearings and tracksides and often settles on sun-lit foliage.


Primarily occurs in southern England north to the Sefton coast and southern Yorkshire. Elsewhere there are very few, widely scattered records north to Inverness. There appear to be many more records from the east of its range.