Mycetophila pictula

    Description

    Although the fungus gnat Mycetophila pictula has distinctive wing markings it is one of several very similar species and we have to thank local expert John Kramer and National expert Peter Chandler for their hard work in identifying this species for us.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Associated with fungi and has been reared from Poria vaporaria.

    When to see it

    We have very little information, but the specimens that we are aware of have been recorded between March and August.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales but its true status is not really known due to lack of recording and difficulty of identification.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map