Mycetophila pictula


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

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


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

UK Map

Species profile

Species group:
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
13/03/2015 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
13/03/2015 (Calow, Graham)

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