Rhinophora lepida (Meigen, 1824)
Sometimes known as the Pouting Woodlouse Fly, Rhinophora lepida is well distributed in the southern-half of the UK, but rather sparsely across Nottinghamshire. It is certainly known from the Dipterist Recorders Weekend of 2015, when it was found at Attenborough NR, Rainworth Heath and Sherwood Forest CP (per NBN Atlas). We recorded it for the first time, from Boughton Brake near New Ollerton in July 2017. The Rhinophorids are parasites of various species of Woodlice.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhinophora lepida
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Dipterists Forum (via NBN Atlas). Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2021

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