Dasysyrphus venustus (Meigen, 1822)
A widespread but generally uncommon Hoverfly, Dasysyrphus venustus favours woodland habitats, with numbers peaking in May and June. There seem to be few Notinghamshire records, also being recorded from Sherwood Forest and Netherflied Ash Lagoons. This one was photographed by Pauline Bradford, at Dyscarr Wood in late April 2015.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dasysyrphus venustus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. Derek Whiteley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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Updated December 2018

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