Syritta pipiens (Linnaeus, 1758)
A very common and small hoverfly. S.pipiens is most noticable for it's swollen hind femur. It occurs in many habitats. This one was photographed on Warsop Main Pit Top in August 2006.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Syritta pipiens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Nottingham City Council. Brian Wetton. Derek Whiteley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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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