Chrysotoxum arcuatum

Chrysotoxum arcuatum
Chrysotoxum arcuatum
Chrysotoxum arcuatum female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Chrysotoxum
Species: C. arcuatum
Binomial name
Chrysotoxum arcuatum
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Musca arcuata Linnaeus, 1758
  • Chrysotoxum fasciatum Muller

Chrysotoxum arcuatum, is a species of hoverfly. It is widespread throughout Britain and Ireland but much more common in the upland districts of the north and west where it is typically found at ground level near woodland and moorland edges. The larvae are thought to feed on root aphids associated with ant colonies.[1][2]


  1. ^ Stubbs, Alan E. and Falk, Steven J. (1983). British Hoverflies: An Illustrated Identification Guide. British Entomological & Natural History Society. p. 190, xvpp. 
  2. ^ Van Veen, M.P. (2004) (Hardback). Hoverflies of Northwest Europe, Identification Keys to the Syrphidae. Utrecht: KNNV Publishing. p. 84. ISBN 9050111998.