Epistrophe eligans (Harris, [1780])
Found in good numbers at Lound Wood Eakring in early May, this is a very common species and much smaller than the similar Eristalis tenax. When photographing several E. eligans, We found them to be surprisingly approachable and quite easy to photograph.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epistrophe eligans
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Brian Wetton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Barry Lygo.

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 January 2021

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