Tachypeza nubila (Meigen, 1804)
This is certainly a commonly encountered fly in the Sherwood Forest/Clumber Park area and is probably under-recorded within the county. It can be found on the trunks of trees and only rarely takes flight, but walks, or runs extremely quickly when hunting and rarely seems to stay still for long.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tachypeza nubila
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Andy Godfrey (Saproxylic Diptera Survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and SAC, Nottinghamshire - A report to Natural England, October 2010). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2021

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