Botanophila fugax (Meigen, 1826)
Probably more common and widespread in Nottinghamshire than records would suggest, but this is a difficult species to identify and cannot be done from photographs. There are modern records of Botanophila fugax from Sherwood Heath and Clipstone Old Quarter in Sherwood Forest and also from Oak Tree Heath in Mansfield.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Botanophila fugax
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2020

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