Eristalis intricarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
An extremely attractively coloured/marked Eristalis, which shows some variability between individuals at times. Often difficult to approach and sometimes flightly, this is a widespread hoverfly, occurring in small numbers where found. It is a frequent visitor to flowers, especially to the flowers of Wild Carrot, Thistles and Devil's-bit Scabious.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eristalis intricarius
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Brian Wetton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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