Chalcosyrphus nemorum (Fabricius, 1805)
Found widely across southern areas of the UK, Chalcosyrphus nemorum is generally an uncommon Hoverfly in Nottinghamshire. Often recorded sunbathing on fallen logs or cut stumps, it favours woodland containing Beech or Alder. The one below, was photographed at Dyscarr Wood by Pauline Bradford in late May 2015.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chalcosyrphus nemorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Derek Whiteley. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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