Platycheirus peltatus (Fabricius, 1794) 
Probably more common across Nottinghamshire than the distribution map would suggest and this is largely down to difficulties in identification (as there are many similar species) but also a lack of interest in our Dipterous fauna. Generally found in meadows, woodland rides and clearings etc, the one below, appeared in a Kirkby-in-Ashfield garden, where it was found and photographed by David Shaw in August 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platycheirus peltatus  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Netherfield Wildlife Group. David Shaw.

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Updated August 2020

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