Celery fly - Euleia heraclei

Alt Name
Celery-leaf fly
Description

This is a small picture wing fruit fly which has very heavily marked with brown patterning. It has green eyes.

Habitat

Gardens and allotments where Celery and Parsnips are grown.

When to see it

April to November.

Life History

Larvae cause damage by mining the leaves of Celery and Parsnips.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map