Philotarsus parviceps

    Description

    This is a barkfly with a reddish-brown or greyish-brown mottled appearance.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.

    Habitat

    Found on a very wide range of deciduous and evergreen trees, most frequently on branches but occasionally on trunks. It can also be found on heather.

    When to see it

    July to early October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map