Species details

Platycheirus occultus Goeldlin de Tiefenau, Maibach & Speight, 1990


One of the species split from P. clypeatus by Speight & Goeldlin (1990) and Goeldlin et al. (1990)


Larva unknown. It is found in peaty wetlands including acid bog and moorland in the north and west; calcareous fen in eastern England; and wet heathland in southern-central England. Adults fly low down amongst lush vegetation and are usually found by sweeping, but also visit flowers.


This is a very widely distributed species with no obvious distribution features.