Bibio reticulatus (Loew, 1846) 
A small Bibio which has distinct black wing veins and a noticably dark stigma. Bibio reticulatus is almost certainly under-recorded in Nottinghamshire (as is Diptera in general) and this is a species of woodland and ancient woodland in particular. The female illustrated, was found ascending a Beech trunk at Hangar Hill Plantation in late March 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bibio reticulatus   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor Pendleton.

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Updated March 2021

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