Platycheirus albimanus (Fabricius, 1781)
Common across the western-half of Nottinghamshire, but probably much more widespread than the map suggests and no doubt found throughout the county. It favours a wide range of habitats (including gardens) and although found throughout the year, is often commonest in Spring.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platycheirus albimanus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sorby Natural History Society. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Richard Rogers. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (Saproxylic Diptera Survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and SAC, Nottinghamshire - A report to Natural England, October 2010). Brian Wetton. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Derek Whiteley. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Pauline Bradford. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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