Violet Black-legged Robber Fly Dioctria atricapilla (Meigen, 1804) 
TWidespread across southern counties of the UK, in a line running from Tyneside and Merseyside In Nottinghamshire, Dioctria atricapilla is largely confined to the Clumber Park area and has only recently been found in the Sherwood Forest area, when recorded at Sherwood Heath SSSI in June 2021. Away from these sites, there is a record from Netherfield Lagoons, so the true range of this fly in VC56 Nottinghamshire is difficult to ascertain.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dioryctria atricapilla    
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor Pendleton. 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 June 2021

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