Eristalis intricarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Two examples of Eristalis intricarius are shown in the photographs. The one on the left was photographed during a recent visit to Portland Park at Kirkby-in-Ashfield in July 2006, whilst the right hand photograph shows another colour form of E. intricarius found at Oil Bore Holes in Eakring later the same month. It's a distinctive and variable species and the body is much more furry than other Eristalis species. It is a widespread hoverfly, but often occurring in low numbers where found. It is a frequent visitor to flowers.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eristalis intricarius
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. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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