marked hoverfly and relatively easy to ID. Despite a wide
scattering of records, Chrysotoxum bicinctum is
not commonly encountered. It generally favours grassy
sites and there are recent records from former Colliery
sites, including Gedling Pit Top (now Gedling CP) and
Warsop Main Pit Top. Like Chrysotoxum festivum,
there are occasional records from suburban gardens. The
top two photographs, were very kindly sent to us by
Pauline Bradford, who recorded and photographed C.
bicinctum at Langold in August 2016.