Philophylla caesio

    Description

    A small Tephritid fly with heavily patterned wings.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Usually in areas where nettles are present.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    Life History

    The larvae mine the leaf stalks of nettles.

    UK Status

    Found in Wales and in England as far north as Yorkshire.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map