Chrysogaster cemiteriorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small, often lively and difficult to approach Hoverfly. Chrysogaster cemiteriorum is usually found on the flowers of various Umbellifers and is made distinctive by the orange base to the wings. There are similar-looking species though, so any identification must be made with care. Its Nottinghamshire stronghold, seems to be in the Sherwood Forest/Clumber Park areas, but we also have recent records from Warsop Main Pit Top.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chrysogaster cemiteriorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated December 2018

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