Pipizella viduata (Linnaeus, 1758)
The commonest of three Pipizella species, P. viduata is the smallest and most compact of the three. Found widely across the UK, the few Nottinghamshire records we have, are all from the south of the county. A small and inconspicuous Hoverfly, it is often found on low vegetation and flowers. We found two examples of Pipizella viduata on a brownfield site at Langar in early June 2015, but it is known from Attenborough NR, Netherfield Lagoons and Bentinck Banks.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pipizella viduata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Brian Wetton.

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 February 2017

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