Philophylla caesio


A small Tephritid fly with heavily patterned wings.

Identification difficulty

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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map