Lucilia sericata (Meigen, 1826)
One of numerous species of so called 'Greenbottles' which are difficult to tell apart without a specimen. Identification to species' level, cannot really be done without the aid of a microscope and scalpel. but good quality photographs can sometimes help to a degree. Lucilia sericata is more widespread in Nottinghamshire than our distribution map would suggest, being most commonly found in agricultural areas, but will also occur in gardens.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lucilia sericata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sean Tobin. Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2021

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