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.