Portevinia maculata (Fallén, 1824)
A dull, grey marked Hoverfly of woodlands containing good stands of Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum) on which the adults are usually found and inside which, the larva develop within the stem and bulb. Portevinia maculata is a rather localised species, though widespread across much of the western UK, but perhaps should be expected from any deciduous woodland containing Wild Garlic.We have no other Nottinghamshire records available to us at present, apart from being regularly recorded at Dyscarr Wood and more recently from Hills and Holes SSSI at Market Warsop. The lower two photographs were kindly contributed by Pauline Bradford.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Portevinia maculata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Pauline Bradford.

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Updated January 2016

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