Phania funesta (Meigen, 1824)
A small Tachinid Fly, Phania funesta is believed to be a parasite of Shieldbugs. Found in well vegetated localities, we know of just two records from the north of the county - at Dyscarr Wood in 2015 (Bradford, P.) and Hundred Acre Wood in 2018 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.). However, it is certainly more widespread and has to be an under-recorded species.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phania funesta
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Pauline Bradford. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 June 2018

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