Empis tessellata (Fabricius, 1794)
A common fly and a species which is often easily found resting on or near to Hogweed. Widespread, but certainly under-recorded in the UK, Empis tessellata is frequently found in wooded areas. Common around much of the Sherwood Forest NNR, but with few records.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Empis tessellata
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. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Howard Williams.

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Updated January 2021

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