Chloromyia formosa (Scopoli, 1763)
This Chloromyia formosa is one of the Soldier Flies (Stratiomyidae) and one of around 50 UK species. They are easily mistaken at first for Hoverflies and these often brightly coloured insects are frequently found resting on foliage. This C. formosa was found at Ollerton in June 2012.
Chloromyia formosa female. Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chloromyia formosa
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. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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