Dasysyrphus pinastri (De Geer, 1776)
Dasyrsryphus pinastri is a well marked hoverfly, tending to frequent areas of Pine within woodlands. Like most species, D. pinastri is fond of visiting flowers found along woodland rides and is widely scattered throughout much of the UK, in particular northern and western areas. This example was discovered low down on the trunk of one of Sherwood Forests ancient Oaks and was particularly confiding during a period of light rain. Photographed 06/05/06.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dasysyrphus pinastri
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. 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 February 2017

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