Philophylla caesio (Harris, [1780])
The well marked Tephritid Flies are yet another severely under-recorded aspect of Nottinghamshire natural history. Although often noticed by ourselves, we have done little work on their photography or identification until recently. Philophylla caesio (formerly Myoleja caesio) is another species probably considerably under-recorded in Nottinghamshire, but is probably quite widespread. The one illustrated, was one of two found on resting a small Mountain Ash in an area of Sherwood Forest CP in late August 2011. It is thought that the larvae mine the leaves of Nettle or possibly Red Campion,
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Philophylla caesio
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2021

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