Phaonia palpata


    Length 6 to 8 mm. It has 3 pairs of dorso-central bristles behind the thoracic suture line and unusually large palps.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in various habitats but may favour damper, well vegetated areas and woodland.

    When to see it

    April to September.

    Life History

    Larvae have been found in rotting wood.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map