Lauxania cylindricornis (Fabricius, 1794) 
Unusually for a fly, there are several Nottinghamshire records of Lauxania cylindricornis. This is a small species and likely over-looked to a degree and as is usually the case with Diptera, there are other species which make identification less than straight-forward. The one illustrated was found and photographed at Netherfield Lagoons by Peter Smith. There are other recent county records from Clumber Park and Sherwood Forest CP.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lauxania cylindricornis   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Smith. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Andy Godfrey (Saproxylic Diptera Survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and SAC, Nottinghamshire - A report to Natural England, October 2010).

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Updated October 2020

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