Helophilus pendulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Helophilus pendulus is a common Eakring hoverfly, most often found around hedgerows and wooded areas. It's a fairly large species and the striped thorax make it quite distinctive, though there are similar species that help to make identification less easy.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Helophilus pendulus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Warne. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Nottingham City Council. Sean Tobin. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Brian Wetton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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