Opomyza germinationis agg.


A small orangey fly with dark spotted wings. It is very similar to a number of other members of the group and for this reason we have used the term (cf) to denote the fact that to be absolutely certain of identification detailed examination of the specimen would be necessary. This species usually has more extensive darkening on the front margin of the wings.

Similar Species

Opomyza petrei

Identification difficulty

Prefers moist habitats and can be found in grasses and leaf litter.

When to see it

June to October.

Life History

Breeds in grass stems. Walks very slowly and is reluctant to fly.

UK Status

Widespread and common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire & Rutland not known.

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This species or aggregate is not available on the NBN Atlas currently

Species profile

Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
18/07/2009 (Gould, David)
Last record:
26/08/2023 (Smith, Peter)

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