Myopites apicatus

Alternative names
Fleabane Gall-fly

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


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.


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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map