Phryxe vulgaris (Fallén, 1810)
Most Diptera (True Flies) are difficult to identify and determination to species level via photographs is largely impossible. Tachinids are one of the more popular families, but the UK's small number of Phryxe represent some of the most difficult to identify. Phryxe vulgaris is a parasitic species of numerous Butterflies and Moths and can fly quite late in the Autumn, but there are few Nottinghamshire records. The only recent records we know of, are from Sherwood Heath (Godfrey, A.) in 2003 and Clipstone Old Quarter in October 2016.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phryxe vulgaris
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 October 2016

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