Loensia fasciata


    Length 3 to 4 mm. A distinctively marked Barkfly. The wings have four partially connected dark bands and numerous small spots.

    Identification difficulty

    Often on tree trunks.

    When to see it

    March to August.

    Life History

    Feeds on micro-mosses, lichens and fungi.

    UK Status

    Occasional but widespread in Britain. It may be increasing in numbers.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional or little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map