Sarcophaga carnaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
One of several, visually identical species, Sarcophaga carnaria can only be identified by microscopic examination of the genitalia. A large species, the Sarcophagidae are often known as Flesh Flies and can be found near carrion, but they will regularly rest on low foliage and are found in most habitat types.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sarcophaga carnaria
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Andy Godfrey (Saproxylic Diptera Survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and SAC, Nottinghamshire - A report to Natural England, October 2010). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Tim Sexton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sean Tobin. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 December 2018

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