Neoascia meticulosa (Scopoli, 1763)Nomenclature
Neoascia aenea (Meigen, 1822) in Coe (1953) and Kloet & Hincks (1976).Biology
Both larvae and puparia have been found on Greater Reedmace Typha latifolia; the larva is reported from between the submerged leaf sheaths and puparia on plants growing in floating mats of vegetation. It is normally found among lush vegetation such as Greater Reedmace and Reed Sweet Grass Glyceria maxima, fringing wetlands. Adults will visit a variety of flowers fringing larval habitat.Distribution
This is a widely distributed, mainly lowland species that appears to be commoner in southern regions.