Cheilosia albitarsis (Meigen, 1822)
A very common hoverfly of meadows and woodlands. Cheilosia albitarsis is a frequent visitor to the flowers of Buttercups, on which the females lay their eggs. Identification is difficult, as there are numerous other black hoverflies.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cheilosia albitarsis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. Derek Whiteley. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2020

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