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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map