Eristalis horticola (De Geer, 1776)
Eristalis horticola is another fairly large species and often showing considerable variations in markings to some other Eristalis hoverflies. This one was photographed at Budby South Forest in late August 2021 and was an especially fresh individual. Fairly common across most of the county, although this is perhaps not evident from the distribution map, Eristalis horticola is found in a wide range of habitats and regularly attracted to flowers.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eristalis horticola
 
 
 
 
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.

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 November 2017

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