Conops flavipes (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thick-headed Flies belong to the Conopidae family, but certain anatomical features, suggest that they are closely related to hoverflies. Several species are excellent wasp mimics and the larvae of this parasitic family feed internally in bees and wasps. The adults are nectar feeders, regularly visiting flowers. C.flavipes is the commonest species we have come across and was photographed at Warsop Wood on 26/07/06.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Conops flavipes
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton.

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Updated February 2017

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