Dilophus febrilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
A very common and under-recorded fly, which will be found low vegetation along hedgerows and in woodlands across Nottinghamshire. Much smaller than the well known St Mark's Fly (Bibio marci), they have a wing length of around 7mm. On the wing in two broods, from April to June and then again later in the Summer.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dilophus febrilis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Barry Lygo.

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 2020

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