Epistrophe grossulariae (Meigen, 1822)
Epistrophe grossulariae is a fairly large and distinctive hoverfly, with the straight black bands on the abdominal segments (tergites) being a good aid to identification. The other similar species don't have the black antennae of E. grossulariae. Appearing at many wooded sites from June onwards, highest numbers typically seem to occur in August.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epistrophe grossulariae
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Pauline Bradford. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. 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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