Chrysotoxum festivum (Linnaeus, 1758)
A stunningly marked hoverfly and although widespread across southern England, is a less than common species, often found on heathland sites and sometimes in gardens. We have recorded this hoverfly from several sites, including Budby South Forest, Warsop Main Pit Top and in a garden at Mapperley Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chrysotoxum festivum
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. Nottingham City Council. Pauline Bradford. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Andy Hall. NBGRC. Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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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