Mesembrina meridiana (Linnaeus, 1758)
A distinctive and large fly, with quite a widespread distribution over most of Nottinghamshire. Mesembrina meridiana is especially common during the late Summer and Autumn, when it is often seen on Ivy flowers or resting in the sun on fence posts and tree trunks etc. Eggs and larval development occurs in dung, so will often be found near cattle.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mesembrina meridiana
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Wil Heeney. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Meg Skinner. 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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