This page will contain photos and information on all the New Species.
If we run out of new species we will use this page to display information on some of the species found in the Dene.
in woodland clearings and tracksides and unimproved pastures where the food
plants grow. In the open they usually visit Cowslips and Primroses flowers
are generally found along woodland rides or edges, and along old hedges, where
they fly low-down amongst the vegetation.
larva develops in the rootstocks of Primrose Primula vulgaris, where it hollows
out cavities in the thickened stem bases.
seen from April to August
are most often found visiting flowers in either open or wooded situations (both
deciduous or coniferous), or (especially males) basking on sun-lit leaves.
species has a markedly northern distribution.
is frequent from North Wales and the Pennines northwards and is usually seen
from April to August