Tetanocera ferruginea (Fallén, 1820
A Sciomyzid which favours wetland sites and which is probably more widespread in Nottinghamshire, than the number of records we have would suggest. There are of course, a number of very similar species, so (as with most Diptera) correct identification is not easy. The one illustrated, was found resting on Phragmites Reeds growing in a wet ditch at Ollerton Pit Woods in August 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tetanocera ferruginea   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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 August 2020

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