Epuraea melanocephala (Marsham, 1802) 
Widespread but seemingly uncommon across Nottinghamshire. There are just four recent records, all of which have come within quite close proximity to water. Found on the flowers of various trees, the ones below, were beaten from the flowers of Sycamore at Gleadthorpe in May 2020. The county's most recent records are from the Chesterfield Canal at Ranby Hall in 2002 (Merritt, B.) Collingham in 2012 (Barnes, C.) and Stoke Bardolph in 2016 (Dutton, A.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epuraea melanocephala 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Bob Merritt. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Dutton. Charlie Barnes.

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Updated January 2022

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