Blaste quadrimaculata


A medium sized (3 to 4mm) barkfly with some dark wing shading.

Identification difficulty

In Leicestershire and Rutland this species has been found 10 times on walls and masonry in various churchyards, usually on walls with sparse lichen cover.

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UK Status

Previously described as uncommon nationally, but VC55 records suggest that it may well be a case of under recording (see VC55 status below).

VC55 Status

Up to the end of 2014 the species has been found at 10 churchyard sites in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map