Scaeva selenitica (Meigen, 1822)
A fairly large species which is extremely similar to Eupeodes luniger. However, Scaeva selenitica is noticably larger and also quite a confiding hoverfly. It favours Pine plantations such as Clipstone Old Qaurter in Sherwood Forest, where this one was photographed in early July 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scaeva selenitica
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Derek Whiteley.

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Updated February 2017

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