Eupeodes latilunulatus

Range & Status

Widespread to Yorkshire, but not easily distinguished from the common and familiar E. luniger (Meigen) and may thus have been overlooked. About 20 post-1960 sites known in Britain.

Regional Distribution

In Cornwall only found on The Lizard at two places in 1981.

Habitat & Ecology

Associated with conifers and heathland. Adults fly May to September, probably doublebrooded; the larvae are associated with aphids.

Threats

The loss of heathland and open stands of conifers to intensive forestry and agriculture.

Conservation

Both Cornish sites are on the Lizard National Nature Reserve.