Species Account for Xylota abiens
Xylota abiens Meigen, 1822
Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphidae
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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered
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Taxonomic group: hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) - Available county data
Essex Red Data List comment
Only two Essex records are known (Epping Forest, 1983 and 2000). This is an ancient woodland species whose larvae developarasite in rotting tree stumps often underground.