Bibio hortulanus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bibio hortulanus is generally a fly of south-eastern parts of the UK, but there may be an element of under-recording as there are records from neighbouring counties. At one time, the NBN Atlas listed no Nottinghamshire records, although it has been found to occur at several sites. Bibio hortulanus is one of two Spring flying Bibios where the females have a red thorax and abdomen and identification is best acheived through checking the wing venation.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bibio hortulanus
 
Bibio hortulanus habitat along a stretch of the River Maun near King's Clipstone.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 November 2017

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