Platycheirus angustatus (Zetterstedt, 1843)Biology
The larva feeds on aphids within the ground layer. Found in damp grassland situations such as marsh, fen and seasonally flooded, unimproved grassland. Adults fly low down amongst tall, emergent vegetation and are usually found by sweeping. Visits a range of flowers including the flower heads of sedges, plantains and grasses.Distribution
Widespread and common throughout Britain.