Conops vesicularis (Linnaeus, 1761)
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 example of C.vesicularis was the first Thick-headed Fly we had come across and was photographed in Sherwood Forest on 30/05/06.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Conops vesicularis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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Updated April 2019

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