Empis stercorea (Linnaeus, 1761)
Identifiable (if seen well) by the single black stripe running down the thorax, Empis stercorea is still similar to other species at a glance. Small and discreet Empid, it is usually found on low vegetation and frequently at the flowers of Umbellifers. The only site we have recorded it from so far, is single area of the Sherwood Forest CP, where it favours more shady, slightly damper conditions.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Empis stercorea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2017

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