Philotarsus parviceps


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


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