Cheilosia bergenstammi (Becker, 1894)
A widespread but local Hoverfly, usually found within the in the vicinity of Ragwort. As such, it can be present at brownfield sites, rough grassland and other locations where Ragwort grows. The NBN Gateway shows that historically, Cheilosia bergenstammi has a patchy distribution across Nottinghamshire. It has been relatively well recorded from the Sherwood Forest area, but the two photographs from the Idle Valley NR, were kindly sent to us for inclusion by Pauline Bradford.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cheilosia bergenstammi
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Brian Wetton. Allan and Annette Binding. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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