Sericomyia silentis (Harris, [1776])
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A large hoverfly which is widespread across the UK, but commoner in the north and west. Often found in damp areas such as bogs, it was a surprise to find this hoverfly near Budby Pumping Station in September 2011 and again more recently, along a disused railway line at Market Warsop in 2014. Probably quite common around much of Nottinghamshire, though it's status is unknown.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sericomyia silentis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David Shaw.  Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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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