Brown Heath Robberfly Machimus cingulatus (Fabricius, 1781) 
Based soley on the records we have, this Robberfly is confined to a few heathland sites in Nottinghamshire. There are a number of records from Sherwood Heath near Ollerton (inlcuding the one showed here in July 2021) from Rainworth Heath NR, Cumber Park and Spalford Warren NR. For some reason there are no records from Budby South Forest, although it obviously occurs there.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Machimus cingulatus   
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sorby Invertebrate Group. Sorby Natural History Society. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Derek Whiteley. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Dipterists Forum - Nottinghamshire Weekend 2015.

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 July 2021

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