Melanostoma scalare (Fabricius, 1794)
Another species which appears to be common in the Eakring area and probably is throughout much of Nottinghamshire. M.scalare is quite a small and easily missed hoverfly, commonly found at flowers. This one was photographed at the former Market Warsop sand quarry in April 2014.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Melanostoma scalare
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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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