Dasysyrphus albostriatus (Fallén, 1817)
The direction and shape of the yellow bars on the abdominal segments (tergites) make this a relatively easy species to identify. Dasysyrphus albostiatus is typically an hoverfly of woodland edges and will turn up in gardens containing an abundance of nectar-bearing flowers. It is widespread throughout much of the UK, but the few Nottinghamshire records we have, mean this yet another under-recorded species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dasysryphus albostriatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Pauline Bradford. Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Netherfield Wildlife Group. 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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