Bibio johannis (Linnaeus, 1767) 
This should be a common Bibionid over much of Nottinghamshire. Historically, Bibio johannis was described as being common, but it has either declined over recent years, or (considered most likely) is just overlooked. Found in grassy areas, it turned up at several sites in 2021 after being deliberately looked for. This is one of the smaller species, with the dark stigma on the wings being an indicator towards B. johannis, but as usual, there are other Bibionids with similar dark stigma.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bibio johannis    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Barry Lygo.

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Updated May 2021

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