Nyctia halterata (Panzer, [1798]) 
A distinctive Sarcophagid with darkened wings, but could easily be mistaken for a Tachinid. There appear to be few recent Nottinghamshire records and information on the habitat preferred by Nyctia halterata is difficult to find. Based purely on the location the one below was found, it may well prefer well vegetated sites close to water, as the one pictured was found in a small sheltered meadow at King's Mill Hospital in July 2020. In the UK, it appears to be fairly widespread across the southern-half of the UK.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nyctia halterata 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Dipterists Forum - Nottinghamshire Weekend 2015. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated July 2020

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