Morellia simplex (Loew, 1857)
Despite the fact that this is a commonly occurring species around Cattle, there are very few modern Nottinghamshire records despite a wealth of records dating back to the early part of the 1900's. Such is the lack of effort devoted to recording our Dipterous fauna, we presently know virtually nothing about the current distribution of most species. However, Morellia simplex is still likely to be widespread around the more rural areas of the county, but of course there are several other species making identification difficult.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Morellia simplex
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBN Gateway.

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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