Chrysogaster solstitialis (Fallén, 1817)
This dark-winged and quite distinctive Hoverfly is generally found in damp areas and seems quite uncommon over much of Nottinghamshire, but is to be found regularly on Umbellifers in woodland around the Mansfield/Sherwood Forest area. The lower two photographs of Chrysogaster solstitialis recorded at Dyscarr Wood in May 2014, were kindly sent to us by Pauline Bradford.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chrysogaster solstitialis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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