Oxycera rara (Scopoli, 1763)
Oxycera rara is one of around 50 UK species of Soldier Flies. Easily mistaken at first for Hoverflies, these often brightly coloured insects are frequently found resting on foliage. This Oxycera rara was found in a shaded area of Warsop Main Pit Top in July 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oxycera rara
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Netherflied Wildlife Group. Peter Smith.

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Updated January 2021

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