Stomorhina lunata (Fabricius, 1805)
This rare and distinctively marked migrant Calliphorid, specialises in predating the eggs of Locusts. Usually of African origin, it has been widely recorded in many counties of the UK, although it is unknown whether there are any previous Nottinghamshire records. 2015 seems to have been a good year, with a number of UK records, including this male (lower two photographs) and female, found and photographed by Pauline Bradford at her home in Langold, near Worksop on September 20th 2015.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stomorhina lunata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Pauline Bradford. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Smith.

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Updated January 2021

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