Loxocera albiseta (Schrank, 1803)
One of several distinctively shaped and similar coloured species, Loxocera albiseta is (as far as we know) the only Loxocera species known from Nottinghamshire. Belonging to the family Psilidae (Rust Flies), they are usually found in damp, well vegetated habitats and virtually all of the county's recent records, have come from sites in the south-west of the county. The one below, was found and photographed at Wollaton Park in August 2018 by Darren Matthews, who very kindly allowed us to use the accompanying photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Loxocera albiseta
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Jim Flanagan. Darren Matthews.

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Updated December 2018

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