Syrphus torvus (Osten Sacken, 1875)
Syrphus torvus, is just one of many hoverflies to exhibit wasp mimicry, through their yellow/black colouration and markings. They are commonly seen, but can be hard to detect amongst a range of similar species. However, Syrphus torvus does have hairy eyes.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Syrphus torvus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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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