Calliphora vicina (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830)
A common fly, Calliphora vicina is generally commoner than Calliphora vomitoria, although most guide books suggest otherwise. They are common in any habitat and are probably the large fly most often seen during the late Autumn and early Winter months, sunning themselves on tree trunks and walls etc. The one in the lower four photographeds, was found on Budby South Forest in late November 2010, when the temperature was only just above freezing.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Calliphora vicina
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Wil Heeney. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2021

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