Sphaerophoria scripta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Another common UK hoverfly is Sphaerophoria scripta. Male (upper two photographs) and female differ in size. It is a quite strikingly different species, when compared to many others and was first noted in the Eakring area during the Summer of 2005.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sphaerophoria scripta
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottingham City Council. Sean Tobin. Pauline Bradford. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Barry Lygo.

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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