Rhingia campestris (Meigen, 1822)
With a prominent snout and largely orange (and distinctive) abdomen, hoverflies belonging to the genus Rhingia are one of the most easily recognised. However, they can very easily be misidentified as house flies at first glance, when not familiar with hoverfly identification. One of the commonest in the area is Rhingia campestris, which differs from the similar R. rostrata by having a black line down either side of the abdomen. The one pictured was one of many on the wing during late July 2012 at Warsop Wood.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhingia campestris
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David Shaw.  Darren Matthews. Wil Heeney. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Pauline Bradford.

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Updated January 2021

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