Xanthogramma pedissequum (Harris, 1776)
A large and distinctive Hoverfly, but there is one other species that could cause identification confusion. The general southerly UK range of Xanthogramma pedissequum is somewhat mirrored in Nottinghamshire, especially at sites in the Trent Valley. Although we have a record from Market Warsop, our only other encounters with this attractive species, are from a Mapperley garden and a brownfield site at Langar.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Xanthogramma pedissequum
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Andy Hall. 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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