Species Account for Brachypalpus laphriformis
Brachypalpus laphriformis (Fallén, 1816)
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable
Additional Phenology Data
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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Part county data
Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from Epping Forest in 1999 and 2000, the last previous record being 1922. An ancient woodland species associated with rotting oak. Resembles a hive bee so could be overlooked.