Xylota sylvarum (Linnaeus, 1758)
A fairly large and quite distinctive species, Xylota sylvarum is a Hoverfly of wooded areas. The one illustrated here, was photographed at Dyscarr Wood in the north of Nottinghamshire, by Pauline Bradford, who kindly sent us these photographs for inclusion.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Xylota sylvarum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Derek Whiteley. Brian Wetton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Pauline Bradford. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. 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 January 2021

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