Volucella inanis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Another large and spectacular species of Hoverfly. It is described as being local, and although there have been recent reports of V. inanis from several new counties (including Nottinghamshire) since the late 1990's, it appears to have declined in some areas. We have four records of this Hoverfly, all of which have come in late July and August.
Photographed at Mapperley, Nottingham July 2011   Photographed at Mapperley, Nottingham August 2010
Photographed at Market Warsop August 2006   Photographed at Nettleworth Manor August 2006
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Volucella inanis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sean Tobin. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Adrian Dutton. Pauline Bradford. Tim Sexton. Derek Cox. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Darren Matthews. Wil Heeney. Antoni Lachetta. Wil Heeney. Carl Cornish. Peter Acton. Damian Taylor. Tom Shields.

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 March 2021

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