Muscina levida (Harris, [1780])
Usually found in woodland or well vegetated sites, Muscina levida (one of many very similar looking flies) is fond of sunning itself on the trunks of trees. The one in the lower two photographs was found and photographed by Pauline Bradford at Dyscarr Wood in early December 2014, when the colder days often allow a much closer approach by the photographer.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Muscina levida
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Pauline Bradford. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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Updated February 2017

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