Cheilosia scutellata (Fallén, 1817)
This seems to be an uncommon Hoverfly in Nottinghamshire and indeed, there are no records listed on the NBN Atlas. The seeming lack of county records of Cheilosia scutellata, may just be due to it being a relatively dull and less easily identified species, receiveing little attention from local naturalists. However, there are records from Attenborough NR, Budby South Forest and Sherwood Forest CP, but the most recent is from the Idle Valley NR, where it was found and photographed by Pauline Bradford in August 2018. Our thanks go to Pauline for allowing us to use her photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cheilosia scutellata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sorby Natural History Group. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Brian Wetton. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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 December 2018

copyright © Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ( . .
True Flies etc Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
True Flies etc Photo Gallery - Text version