Yellow-legged Black Pachygaster leachii  (Stephens in Curtis, 1824) 
Another small and unobtrusive Soldier Fly, with a widespread distribution across most of Nottinghamshire. It is very similar to Pachygaster atra and can be distinguished from that species by the clear wings. Photographed at Netherfield Lagoons by Peter Smith in early July 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pachygaster leachii   
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. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). Peter Smith. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2021

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