|A very large
Hoverfly and one which we believe is still rare (but
increasing) in Nottinghamshire. Volucella zonaria
is another of the Hornet mimics, but much larger than the
impressive Volucella inanis. This one turned in
a Mapperly garden in early August 2010 (possible seventh
county record) and was feeding in company with two V.
of the known (up to 2010) Nottinghamshire records of Volucella
zonaria which have been made known to us following a
request for information include single adults at
Attenborough NR 2007 (Richard
2008 (J. Ziskind); Wollaton 2008 (J. Clough); Attenborough NR 2009 (Richard Rogers) and Cotgrave 2010 (C. Howat).