Leptogaster cylindrica (De Geer, 1776)
A common and rather unobtrusive Robberfly, usually found among long grass and vegetation. It hunts Aphids and other small insects and perches regularly between darting flights to catch prey, otherwise, the flight is quite weak. Leptogaster cylindrica is apparently commonest in the western-half of Nottinghamshire, although this may be purely down to observer coverage.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leptogaster cylindrica
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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Updated November 2017

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