Syrphus ribesii (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syrphus ribesii, is one of many hoverflies which exhibit wasp mimicry, through their yellow/black colouration and markings. They are commonly seen, but can be hard to detect later in the year amongst a range of similar species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Syrphus ribesii
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Nottingham City Council. Darren Matthews. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Derek Whiteley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 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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