Leucozona glaucia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Another scarce species, Leucozona glaucia is described in Stubbs and Falk's book, British Hoverflies as "being rather local, occurring in many wooded districts along woodland rides and edges". This was exactly the habitat that we found several of these beautiful hoverflies, nectaring on the flowers of Hogweed in Warsop Wood on 23/07/06. They clearly preferred plants which were growing in shade. The species has not been found at Eakring yet and searches at other Sherwood Forest sites have so far proved fruitless.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leucozona glaucia
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Pauline Bradford.

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Updated November 2017

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