Beris vallata (Forster, 1771)
This is another Soldier Fly with almost certainly, a much wider distribution than the map would suggest. Beris vallata is one of six species of Beris occurring in the UK, and these can all be identified from good photographs by a combination of leg and abdomen colour. Beris Soldier Flies are usually found resting on vegetation, often allowing a fairly close approach.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Beris vallata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. 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 August 2016

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