Species details

Pelecocera scaevoides (Fallén, 1817)


Previously known as Chamaesyrphus scaevoides, this genus has been sunk in Pelecocera (Speight, 2010).


Nothing is known of the larval stages of this species. Adults are usually swept from heathy vegetation along footpaths and ride margins in coniferous woodland. Most sites involve Caledonian pine forests but some are plantations of non-native species. Adults have been observed visiting Tormentil Potentilla erecta and Ragwort Senecio jacobaea flowers along the edges of such paths.


Occurs widely across the Highlands around the Cairngorms, and through Ross & Cromarty. Adults can be relatively abundant where it occurs.


Lowe risk (Nationally scarce) - Ball & Morris, 2010. Rare (RDB3) - Falk, 1991 and Shirt, 1987.