Ferdinandea cuprea type of hoverfly

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Description
This species is relatively easy to identify with its often brassy looking abdomen, the grey stripes on its thorax and the two wing ‘clouds’ (dark marks).
Habitat
Woodland and well wooded hedgerows where it likes to sun itself on tree trunks.
When to see it
March to November, peaking in June.
Life History
Larvae have been recorded from sap wounds on the trunks of Oak and Ash. Trees infested by Goat Moth seem to be favoured.
UK Status
Widespread in Britain but rarely common…. Naturespot

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