Melangyna umbellatarum (Fabricius, 1794)
This species becomes a rather scarce hoverfly, the further north one heads in the UK and there are relatively few publicised Nottinghamshire records. The elongated, cream abdominal spots, mean that ID can be fairly easy from other yellow spotted species. In Scaeva pyrastri (another species with white abdominal markings) the spots are distinctly curved.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Melangyna umbellatarum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Pauline Bradford.

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 January 2016

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