Conops quadrifasciatus (De Geer, 1776)
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. This C. quadrifasciatus was photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter, Sherwood Forest on 14/08/06, but has been found in several other woodlands.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Conops quadrifasciatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2021

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