Phasia hemiptera (Fabricius, 1794)
One of a small group of distinctive Tachinid flies, this mating pair of Phasia hemiptera were photographed at Sherwood Forest CP in late April 2011 and marked the first confirmed record for the Sherwood NNR. As with the similar Phasia obesa, Phasia hemiptera is a parasite of Heteropteran bugs, with known hosts including Green Shieldbug and Forest Bug.
UK distribution of Phasia hemiptera

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Updated September 2011

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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phasia hemiptera
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated November 2013

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