Helophilus trivittatus (Fabricius, 1805)
A large and distinctive hoverfly, which is fairly common across Nottinghamshire. Helophilus trivittatus is noticably yellow at first glance, but still similarly marked to our other Helophilus species, so care has to be taken with identification unless experienced. The lower two photographs were taken by Pauline Bradford at Dyscarr Wood in the north of the county.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Helophilus trivittatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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