This species is found in Europe and North America. The larvae are found in dead wood (Stubbs & Falk, 1983).

 

Distribution in Los Angeles County: San Gabriel Mountains

 

Distribution in the Santa Monica Mountains: No records (yet)

 

Literature cited:

Stubbs, A. E. & S. J. Falk. 1983. British hoverflies: an illustrated identification guide. British Entomological and Natural History Society, Reading. 253 pp, 12 plates.