Platycheirus clypeatus (Meigen, 1822)
A species which appears to be common throughout much of Nottinghamshire. P. clypeatus is one of a difficult group of Hoverflies to identify and to make matters harder, they rarely alight with their wings open well enough to see the markings on the abdomen. The one pictured, was found on 03/08/06 at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Eakring Meadows NR.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platycheirus clypeatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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 December 2018

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