Tabanus autumnalis (Linnaeus, 1761)
This is an extremely large and well marked Horse Fly, found across many coastal counties of the southern-half of the UK, but with an expanding range. The female below, was found and photographed by Darren Matthews at Gedling CP in June 2018. Tabanus autumnalis has been recorded from neighbouring Leicestershire (per and has been recorded in Yorkshire, but this is thought to be the first occurrence for Nottinghamshire (VC56). There have been two other recent county records, both coming in 2019.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tabanus autumnalis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Darren Matthews. Rob Johnson. George James. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2021

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