Myopites apicatus

    Alternative names
    Fleabane Gall-fly
    Description

    A fly with a well-marked wing pattern which can be identified with care. The larvae gall the flowers of Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica). 

    Identification difficulty

    Adult

    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

    Habitat

    Where Common Fleabane occurs.

    When to see it

    July and August.

    UK Status

    Records for this species come mostly from the south and east of England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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