Xylota segnis (Linnaeus, 1758)
A common hoverfly, yet this one in a Mapperley garden at Nottingham, was our first encounter with this species. As is often the case with Diptera, there are several other species, to cause identification problems. Photographed in early April 2011.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Xylota segnis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Brian Wetton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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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