Fig 1

DESCRIPTION: Wing length 5.75 - 8.5mm. A somewhat small but stocky looking member of the Cheilosia group best distinguished by the black legs, hairy eyes, a blue-black thorax and abdomen and yellow-tinted wing bases.  The thorax is punctated and undusted.  The facial knob is rounded. BEHAVIOUR: A lover of Umbellifer flowers with Cow Parsley, Hogweed, Wild Parsnip and Angelica all used.  The larvae develop in the roots of Burdock. DISTRIBUTION: A frequent species found throughout southern Britain. HABITAT: In and around woodland, wetland and scrubby areas. PERIOD: May to September.

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