Epiphragma ocellare (Linnaeus, 1761)
Found commonly at Gleadthorpe Breck Plantation near Meden Vale in June 2015, this distinctive species was found to be common and (perhaps surprisingly) is not known from nearby Sherwood Forest, despite preferring well-wooded sites. There is an old record from Stonish Hill at Eakring in 1969 (Stubbs, A.E.) but Epiphragma ocellare appears to be absent from much of Nottinghamshire. Probably under-recorded, as at present, there is very little recording of our Dipterous fauna within the county.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epiphragma ocellare
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2021

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