Baccha elongata

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Classification Order: Diptera – true flies Family: Syrphidae

Wing Length .4.5 to 8 mm.A small delicate Hoverfly


April to September.This species overwinters as a larva and can be seen on the wing from spring until autumn.


The long, very slender body of this hoverfly is unmistakable. It has thin waist like body body with bulbous end. Lacks the enlarged hind femur of others sharing similar habitat Eg S pippiens

Life Cycle

Larvae appear to be predatory favouring ground-layer aphids.


Woodland rides hedgerows, in any sunny aspect

Baccha elongata 27266


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Baccha elongata 27266