Phaonia valida (Harris, [1780])
One of many, very similar Phaonias which can be encountered on fine days during the late Summer and Autumn, Phaonia valida is a large species, often found sunning itself on fence posts and tree trunks late in the Summer and Autumn. There appear to be no Nottinghamshire records, but we know very little about the county's our Dipterous (Flies) fauna. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter in early October 2016.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phaonia valida
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated November 2017

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