Sylvicola punctatus


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.

Identification difficulty

Often seen sunning itself on foliage or fences.

When to see it

Usually seen March to September.

Life History

Associated with cattle dung.

UK Status

Status not known at present.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map