Geomyza tripunctata


    A small fly with very distinctive patterning on the wings

    Identification difficulty

    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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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