Species Account for Cheilosia albipila
Cheilosia albipila Meigen, 1838
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Vulnerable
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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Available county data
Essex Red Data List comment
Known recently only from Stour and Copperas Woods. It has been found in woodland rides. Larvae feed inside the stems of Marsh Thistle (Cirsium palustre).