Meliscaeva cinctella (Zetterstedt, 1843)Nomenclature
Syrphus cinctellus Zetterstedt in Coe (1953).Biology
The larva feeds on aphids on a variety of tree species including Oak Quercus, Spruce Picea, Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris and Apple Malus. Normally found near deciduous and coniferous trees along woodland rides and edges, in open scrub, etc., where they visit flowers, including tree blossom in the spring and white umbels, amongst many others, in the summer.Distribution
A widespread and common species, perhaps more abundant in the south.