Platycheirus manicatus (Meigen, 1822)
Very widespread across the whole of the UK, but we know of relatively few Nottinghamshire records and suspect Platycheirus manicatus to be an under-recorded Hoverfly. There are records from both Attenborough NR and Netherfield Ash Lagoons a few miles up the River Trent, but the records in the north of the county we know of, have generally been from deciduous woodlands. It does occur in gardens, from where Pauline Bradford took the photographs below were taken by at Langold near Worksop in March 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platycheirus manicatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford.

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Updated November 2017

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