Geomyza tripunctata

Description

A small fly with very distinctive patterning on the wings, though this is similar to other Geomyza species. The abdomen colour is varied, from red-brown to black.

Similar Species

G. nartshukae

Identification difficulty

with a good image

Habitat

Found in grassland and cereal fields.

When to see it

Peaking in summer, but may be seen in most months of the year.

Life History

Larvae tunnel in the stems of grass plants and can be a pest of cereal crops.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

Species group:
Flies
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Opomyzidae
Records on NatureSpot:
23
First record:
24/08/2011 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
19/03/2024 (Pochin, Christine)

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