Asteia amoena


1.5-2mm. A very small fly with a shining black upper half and a white bar across the lower face. See ID guidance below.

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Your specimen should have all of these features:

  • Vein cu curved
  • White bar on lower face
  • Front and mesonotum black, gena yellow

Adults overwinter in evergreen vegetation such as Ivy.

UK Status

Common and widespread.

VC55 Status

Probably common but under-recorded.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

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Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
20/12/2023 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
20/12/2023 (Nicholls, David)

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