Brachypalpoides lentus (Meigen, 1822)
This impressive Hoverfliy, was found and photographed by Pauline Bradford at Dyscarr Wood in the north of the county in late June 2016. Certainly uncommon in Nottinghamshire with very few recent records, Brachpalpoides lentus is a large and very distinctive species of woodlands. Apart from Dyscarr Wood, the only other records we know of, are from Attenborough NR and Sherwood Forest. Our thanks go to Pauline, who has allowed us to use her photograph to illustrate this species..
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Brachypalpoides lentus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Brian Wetton. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Sorby Natural History Society. Hoverfly Recording Scheme. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated April 2019

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