Pegomya bicolor - Pegomya (cf) bicolor

    Description

    Length 6 to 8 mm. Both male and female have an orange abdomen and a grey or blackish thorax. The legs are mainly orange. Detailed examination is required to identify to species level.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Hedgerows and flower meadows where adults take nectar and pollen.

    When to see it

    March to October.

    Life History

    The larvae are leaf miners often favouring Dock species, but also using Russian Vine.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales, though possibly under recorded due to the difficulties of identification.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map