Baccha elongata (Fabricius, 1775)
Baccha elongata is a common hoverfly, but often difficult to find because of its small size and less open feeding habits. This is a hoverfly which prefers areas that are semi-shaded and often occurs discreetly along woodland rides, clearings etc where the vegetation is tall. It's generally dark coloured and hard to follow in flight with the eye. Our thanks to Pauline Bradford for contributing the image below right.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Baccha elongata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Darren Matthews. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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 2024

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