Species details

Pipiza fasciata Meigen, 1822


Pipiza fenestrata Meigen, 1822 in Stubbs & Falk (2002).


Larvae unlnown. Adults usually found along rides and edges of woodlands (both deciduous and coniferous) where it visits a range of flowers, but is perhaps more frequently found basking on sun-lit leaves.


A difficult species to identify - which probably limits the numbers of records. This species appears to have undergone a significant decline in occurrence over the past 35 years, some of which may be a result of changing recorder willingness to tackle difficult taxa.