Species Account for Trichopsomyia flavitarsis
Trichopsomyia flavitarsis (Meigen, 1822)
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
There are only two Essex records, from Brightlingsea (1980s) and Sunshine Plain in Epping Forest (2000). It is normally associated with heathy habitats. The larvae feed on gall-producing Psyllids on Juncus articulatus.