A barkfly with conspicuous dark spots on forewings. Males always have wings longer than abdomen (macropterous) but females occur in both long and short-winged (brachypterous) forms.
Found on the leaves of various trees such as deciduous and evergreen oak.
This species does overwinter as an adult but is most readily seen in late summer.
Feed on the fungal spores and various microflora on the surface of the leaves.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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