Tachina ursina (Meigen, 1824)
A large Tachinid fly that flies in the early Spring from March to April and typically favours the edge of woodland. This male (present with a female) was photographed at Sherwood Forest CP in late March 2011 and is the first record for the Sherwood NNR. Tachina ursina is classed as rare with around 50 UK records. In 2012 we found this large and conspicuous Tachinid to be common at Warsop Main Pit Top in late March.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tachina ursina
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David McGeever. 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 2021

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