Pollenia rudis (Fabricius, 1794)
A common Cluster Fly (named after their tendency to congregate over the Winter) Pollenia rudis has a westerly bias to its UK records and the only Nottinghamshire records we know of, all lie west of the Trent Valley. However, this fly is probably found throughout the county, but with over 20 species of Pollenia in the UK, identification is not possible from photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pollenia rudis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey).

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 January 2021

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