Mintho rufiventris (Fallén, 1817) 
With no traceable records for Nottinghamshire, this Mintho rufiventris (Tachinidae) found and photographed by Pauline Bradford in her Langold garden in September 2019, would appear to be a county first. Rarely reported, but believed to be quite widespread in areas from south-east of the country, through to the west midlands, Mintho rufiventris is often reported in successive years from certain sites (often to within a metre). It is an endoparasite, living on the larvae of the Pyralid moth Hypsopygia glaucinalis and possibly other simlar species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mintho rufiventris 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Pauline Bradford.

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Updated September 2019

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