Brachicoma devia (Fallén, 1820)
Sarcophagidae are all but impossible to determine to species level, without a specimen being under the microscope and Brachicoma devia is no real exception. It is assocated with various Bumblebee (Bombus sp), where its larvae is parasitic on the developing Bumblebee larvae. Due to the lack of interest in the county's Dipterous fauna, there are still very few records of Brachicoma devia from Nottinghamshire.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Brachicoma devia
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated November 2017

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