Bellardia viarum (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830)
Apparently known commonly as the Dark-veined Emerald-bottle, Bellardia viarum is probably an overlooked Calliphorid in Nottinghamshire. Emerald-bottles derive their name from the colour of the abdomen, though the green is not always an obvious feature. There appear to be no records listed on the NBN Atlas, but it is known from a survey of Oak Tree Heath at Mansfield in 2008 and from Netherfield Lagoons in 2020, when recorded by Peter Smith who provided the top two photographs. We recorded it from the Sherwood Forest CP in May 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bellardia viarum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey).

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Updated November 2017

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