- Left: P. scutatus Cambridge: 26 May 2001; male
- Right: P. clypeatus Cambridge: 23 Apr 2001; male
- To same scale: both are about 9mm long.
- P. scutatus has smaller yellow markings: also a spur of hair on the front tibia (not seen here).
- Platycheirus spp. normally rest with wings concealing the markings, making recognition of live specimens very difficult.
- NBN Atlas: P. scutatus /