Platycheirus [Platychirus] occultus Goeldlin, Maibach & Speight 1990 (Family Syrphidae)


Male

Female

Length: 7-8mm; Wing Length: 5.5-6.5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - September
(Earliest: 20.5)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)

Aphididae
Food:
(Adult)

Achillea ptarmica Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Anthoxanthum odoratum Pollen
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Possible Predators:
(Larva)

Several Crabronidae


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