Acidia cognata

    Description

    6 to7 mm. An orange fly with black patterning on the wings. The larvae mine the leaves of Colt’s-foot and Butterbur making upper surface blotches.  When two or more larvae mine the same leaf the affected area can be quite large.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Areas where Colt’s-foot or Butterbur occur.

    When to see it

    The mines may be encountered in early autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map