Species details

Cheilosia ranunculi Doczkal, 2000


This species and C. albitarsis were separated by Doczkal (2000).


There is currently very little information on the biology of this species. The larva is unknown, although it is probablt associated with buttercups Ranunculus like its close relative, C. albitarsis. Adults are usually found visiting buttercup flowes.


This is a southern species that mainly occurs south of the Tees and seems to be scarce in northern England. It was added to the Scottish list by Rotheray & Wilkinson (2010) who listed some old records from as far north as Edinburgh based on re-examination of specimens in the collections of the National Museum of Scotland.