Volucella pellucens (Linnaeus, 1758)
Another large species of Hoverfly and one found commonly in wooded areas, where Umbelliferous flowers provide an attraction. When active in warm sunshine, they can be difficult to approach. Hoverflies belong to the Syrphidae family and often get incorrectly identified as bees and wasps, due their mimicry of bees and wasps.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Volucella pellucens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Brian Wetton. Wil Heeney. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Nottingham City Council. Darren Matthews. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Derek Whiteley. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Michael Craven. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. David Shaw.

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 January 2021

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