Chrysotoxum bicinctum (Linnaeus, 1758)
A strikingly marked hoverfly and relatively easy to ID. Despite a wide scattering of records, Chrysotoxum bicinctum is not commonly encountered. It generally favours grassy sites and there are recent records from former Colliery sites, including Gedling Pit Top (now Gedling CP) and Warsop Main Pit Top. Like Chrysotoxum festivum, there are occasional records from suburban gardens. The top two photographs, were very kindly sent to us by Pauline Bradford, who recorded and photographed C. bicinctum at Langold in August 2016.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chrysotoxum bicinctum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney.

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Updated January 2021

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