Classification Order: Diptera true flies Family: Syrphidae
Phenology May and June, and again with second generaation in August and September.
Distintive banding pattern which need only be compared to C bicintuum On tricintus it consists in appearance of a thick yellow separated bar band with a similar much thiner one benath
The larvae occur on both coniferous and deciduous trees and have been observed feeding on sawfly larvae and lepidopterous caterpillars,it is reported to be a predator of aphids on Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus.( aphidophagous ) Adults are usually found in or near woodland along rides, edges and tracksides where they visit a range of flowers
Lowland Wood Margins