Platycheirus rosarum (Fabricius, 1787)
Supposedly a common Hoverfly, yet we have access to few Nottinghamshire records. We have recorded it just once, when photographing the one below at Gedling CP (formerly Gedling Pit Top) in July 2016. It proved a difficult species to photograph, rarely alighting on vegetation for long enough to photograph. There are other county records from Annesley Bentinck, Attenborough NR and Dyscarr Wood in June 2017 (see photograph below right by Pauline Bradford), but P. rosarum is probably widespread in damp/wet habitats throughout the Trent Valley area.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Platycheirus rosarum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Pauline Bradford.

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 November 2017

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