Parhelophilus frutetorum (Fabricius, 1775)
One of a group of very similar hoverflies, P. frutetorum is a very common species in the Eakring area. It favours areas where Bulrush grows, but does wander away from breeding sites and occurs in Lound Wood and Eakring Meadows at Eakring. Elsewhere, it is regular at many other wetland sites over a wide range.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Parhelophilus frutetorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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