Dasysyrphus tricinctus

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Classification Order: Diptera – true flies Family: Syrphidae

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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

Life Cycle

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