Eristalis pertinax (Scopoli, 1763)
Another commonly encountered hoverfly, Eristalis pertinax is another of the Drone Flies. It is one of several honey bee mimics and is found in a variety of habitats and adults are active on sunny days throughout much of the year. In early Spring E. pertinax is often more common than the very similar Eristalis tenax.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eristalis pertinax
 
 
 
 
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. Meg Skinner. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sean Tobin. Pauline Bradford. Lawrence Archibald. Brian Wetton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. 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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