Cheilosia pagana (Meigen, 1822)
Widespread over most of the UK, Cheilosia pagana is one of the more indistinctly marked Cheilosias. Found in a variety of habitats within Nottinghamshire, Cheilosia pagana is presumed to be more common than records presently suggest. The ones in the lower two photographs illustrated, were photographed at Dyscarr Wood in September 2015 and July 2016 by Pauline Bradford.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cheilosia pagana
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Brian Wetton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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