Loensia fasciata

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map