Cheilosia illustrata (Harris, [1780])
A fairly large hoverfly, distinctively marked and found to be common in Lound Wood during May 2006. Cheilosia illustrata is one of the many bee mimics and can be best identified from other species by the dark patches on the wings. Although there are other Hoverflies which also have similar wing markings, C. illustrata has different abdominal markings.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cheilosia illustrata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Brian Wetton. Wil Heeney. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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