Phaonia trimaculata (Bouché, 1834)
For a Phaonia, this is a fairly distinctive and well marked species. Often recorded in agricultural areas, the larvae of Phaonia trimaculata feed on the larvae of Delia radicum, often known as the Cabbage Root Fly. As if to show how little we know about the distribution of the Dipterous fauna in Nottinghamshire, there seem to be no post 1960 records. The ones below, were photographed near Calverton in late April 2017 (left) and at Cockglode Wood near New Ollerton in July 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phaonia trimaculata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2021

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