Graphomya maculata (Scopoli, 1763)
If there was any doubt as to whether any of the UK's Diptera were not well marked, then this common Muscid fly should dispell any thoughts. A fairly large and distinctive species, Graphomya maculata is often found in damp areas and is generally common. This species exhibits sexual dimorphism, with the male (lower two photographs) being chestnut coloured on the abdomen. The female is shown in the upper two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Graphomya maculata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Barry Lygo.

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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