Eupoedes luniger (Meigen, 1822)
This attractive hoverfly was photographed in Lound Wood Eakring on 30/04/06. The markings of E.luniger are quite variable in terms of size and colour and it is another hoverfly which shows migratory tendancies. It is a widespread species across the UK.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eupoedes luniger
 
Eupoedes luniger larva photographed on Sedum spectabile, Market Warsop October 2018
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Barry Lygo. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottingham City Council. Pauline Bradford. Sean Tobin. Brian Wetton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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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