A long-legged, slender wood gnat with black patterning on the wings and pale stripes on the thorax. There are four UK species of Sylvicola. S. punctatus can be identified by its wing venation: cell M1 is pointed at its base where it meets the discal cell.
Often seen sunning itself on foliage or fences.
Usually seen March to September.
Associated with cattle dung.
Status not known at present.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known
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