Chrysotoxum bicinctum

Chrysotoxum bicinctum
Chrysotoxum bicinctum
Chrysotoxum bicinctum female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Chrysotoxum
Species: C. bicinctum
Binomial name
Chrysotoxum bicinctum
(Linnaeus 1758)
  • Chrysotoxum callosum (Harris, 1776)
  • Musca bicinctum Linnaeus, 1758
  • Musca callosum Harris, 1776
Chrysotoxum bicinctum on flowers (video, 1m 23s)

Chrysotoxum bicinctum, is a species of hoverfly. It is widespread throughout Britain and Europe but normally encountered in small numbers. The larvae are thought to feed on root aphids. Adults are usually found on the edges of woodland or scrub or along hedgerows where they visit a wide range of flowers.[1]


  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E. and Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. pp. 253, xvpp.