Species details

Cheilosia uviformis Becker, 1894


Cheilosia argentifrons Hellén, 1914.


The larva remains undescribed. Speight (1987) concludes that this species is associated with deciduous woodland, and in most cases with areas that are seasonally flooded. Males hover 7-10m above the ground, and females have been found sitting inconspicuously on tussocks of dead grass. Adults visit spring-flowering shrubs such as sallows Salix sp. and Hawthorn Crataegus sp.


Originally found in Ireland in 1985, it has subsequently been found in Scotland, Yorkshire and Derbyshire (Stubbs, 1996; Speight, 1986; Whiteley, 1988). There are too few records as yet to allow any interpretation of its status and distribution.


DATA DEFICIENT - Ball & Morris, 2010.