Rhingia rostrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
With a prominent snout and largely orange (and distinctive) abdomen, hoverflies belonging to the genus Rhingia are one of the most easily recognised. Rhingia rostrata is by far the rarer of the two UK species, but has undergone a northward range expansion over the past few years. The one pictured was here, was found and photographed at Dyscarr Wood in August 2014 by Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire's first record, is believed to be from Nottingham University's Clifton Campus in 2009 (Chick, A.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhingia rostrata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Pauline Bradford. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andrew Chick.

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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