Acidia cognata


    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

    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.

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