Sylvicola

Description

Sylvicola is a genus of 'wood gnats' with four UK species. S. cinctus is believed to be the most common but it cannot be distinguished from S. fenestralis without gen det.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Often found near to buildings and also indoors at times. It is also found around sewage beds.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

Larvae are found in decaying matter.

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Diptera
Family:
Anisopodidae
Records on NatureSpot:
39
First record:
05/05/2007 (Gould, David)
Last record:
17/02/2024 (Pugh, Dylan)

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