Machimus atricapillus (Fallén, 1814)
A common robberfly, this Machimus atricapillus was found at Warsop Main Pit Top in July 2012. Normally hard to approach, let alone photograph, this male was extremely confiding. Robberflies are predatory on many other species of flies and other insects.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Machimus atricapillus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2021

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