Trixa conspersa  (Harris, 1776) 
Trixa conspersa is a common Tachinid across most southern UK counties, with a cluster of records running through the Midlands. Surprisingly, there are few modern records from Nottinghamshire, with the one below being found and photographed by Peter Smith at Netherfield Lagoons in 2019. T. conspersa is thought to be a parasitoid of the larvae of several species of moth, including Common Swift. Thanks go to Peter for allowing us to use his photograph.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trixa conspersa 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Peter Smith. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated May 2020

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