Ferdinandea cuprea (Scopoli, 1763)
A fairly large hoverfly, this example of Ferdinandea cuprea was found resting typically on a fence post at Eakring Meadows on 27/07/06. Members of this group are quite distinctive through the grey bars on the thorax and the distinctive dark marks on the wings. F. cuprea is described as being widespread, but rarely abundant. The example below right, was photographed at Dyscarr Wood by Pauline Bradford.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ferdinandea cuprea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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Updated January 2020

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