Bibio leucopterus (Meigen, 1804)
A less common and considerably under-recorded fly in Nottinghamshire. Bibio leucopterus is best seperated from Bibio marci by the milky white wings (although this can be dependant on observer familiarity with the two species) and the two spurs at the base of the front tibia of male B. leucopterus, which are of equal length. Their flight is sluggish and they frequently rest on foliage, often making them very approachable. They are on the wing from April and May, frequenting hedgerows and woodlands. Our thanks to Pauline Bradford who supplied us with the photograph of the B. leucopterus pair, shown bottom left.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bibio leucopterus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated May 2017

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