Cheilosia proxima (Zetterstedt, 1843) 
Regarded as being common across the UK, but there are not that many Nottinghamshire records we are aware of. This is a small Cheilosia and fairly distinctive due to the hairy eyes, but of course, there are similar sized and small species so identification isn't straight forward.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cheilosia proxima    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Brian Wetton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sorby Natural History Society. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Updated June 2021

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