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.


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


Both Cornish sites are on the Lizard National Nature Reserve.