Bibio varipes (Meigen, 1830)
Very similar in appearance to several other Bibio species, Bibio varipes has never been well recorded in Nottinghamshire. The NBN Atlas lists just two records, both of which date back to the early part of the last century. The often complete lack of recent Diptera records in Nottinghamshire is not unusual and the female B. varipes recorded at Wellow Park in early May 2017 shown below, may well be the first county record in nearly a century.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bibio varipes
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated May 2017

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