Species details

Cheilosia vicina (Zetterstedt, 1849)


Cheilosia nasutula Becker in Stubbs & Falk (1983).


The larva of this species remains unknown. Adults are most often found visiting flowers in either open or wooded situations (both deciduous or coniferous), or (especially males) basking on sun-lit leaves.


This species has a markedly northern distribution. It is frequent from North Wales and the Pennines northwards, and is amongst the commonest Cheilosia in Scotland. There are a few records from southern England, but confusion with C. antiqua and C. nigripes is possible and consequently several such records have been discounted.