Length 3 to 4 mm. A distinctively marked Barkfly. The wings have four partially connected dark bands and numerous small spots.
Often on tree trunks.
March to August.
Feeds on micro-mosses, lichens and fungi.
Occasional but widespread in Britain. It may be increasing in numbers.
Occasional or little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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