Cheilosia variabilis (Panzer, 1798)
A distinctive Cheilosia with the dark wings helping with identification. C. variabilis is common across most of the UK, usually found along woodland rides and edges. There appear to be few records from Nottinghamshire, purely based on those sent in to us for inclusion within the county distribution maps. The lower two photographs were kindly supplied by Pauline Bradford.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cheilosia variabilis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Brian Wetton. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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 January 2021

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