Dark-winged Black Pachygaster atra  (Panzer, [1798]) 
This is an unobtrusive, but common species across much of Nottinghamshire. The continued lack of recording effort into our Dipterous fauna, is probably the only reason stopping Pachygaster atra from being more widespread. Photographed at Colwick CP in June 2020, the larvae are known to live in dead wood and decaying vegetation.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pachygaster atra  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Dipterists Forum - Nottinghamshire Weekend 2015. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. 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 June 2020

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