Syrphus vitripennis (Meigen, 1822)
This Syrphus vitripennis, was photographed at Eakring Flash on August 5th 2004 and is one of many hoverflies which exhibit wasp mimicry, through their yellow/black colouration and markings. They are quite commonly seen, but can be hard to seperate from Syrphus ribesii.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Syrphus vitripennis
 
 
 
 
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. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Brian Wetton. 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 2020

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