Ornate Brigadier Odontomyia tigrina  (Meigen, 1822) 
This is a rare Soldier Fly nationally, with most records coming from a few coastal areas around southern England. It is considerably rarer inland and so its discovery at Attenborough NR in May 2020 by Tim Sexton (who kindly supplied the accompanying photographs) much surely represent an unexpected addition to the Nottinghamshire fauna. Odontomyia ornata is a large species, often referred to by Dipterists as being one of the 'big five' Soldier Flies.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Odontomyia ornata 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sophie and Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated May 2020

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