Riponnensia splendens (Meigen, 1822)
At first glance an unobtrusive and dull looking Hoverfly, but when seen well, shows itself to be beautifully coloured with a thorax of metallic bronze and greenish tints. Apparently not common in Nottinghamshire, although widespread across parts of the UK and Wales. It prefers quiet, well vegetated spots and often frequents Umbellifer flowers. We recorded this male at the Idle Valley NR visitor centre in June 2018, but there are records from Attenborough NR and Kirton Wood.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cheilosia illustrata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Brian Wetton. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 June 2018

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