Tiphia femorata (Fabricius, 1775)
Although there are few records on the distribution map, Tiphia femorata may well be widespread across much of rural Nottinghamshire. It is a parasitoid of various Dung Beetles including Aphodius sp, with the females burrowing into the ground to locate their hosts.The adults regularly visit flowers and in a weedy meadow near Edwinstowe in early August 2017, we found many (all but one were females) feeding on Umbellifer flowers.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tiphia femorata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey).

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 October 2017

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