Lipara similis - Least Cigar-Gall Fly

Name: Lipara similis Schiner, 1854

Family: Chloropidae

Common name: Least Cigar-Gall Fly


3 sites in East Anglia

Distribution map from publicly available, 10km square resolution data on the NBN Gateway.


Reedbeds. The species develops in the stems of Phragmites, destroying the seedhead. It needs reedbeds and is more abundant in thin Phragmites cover among grasses and scrub.

There is also an inquiline associated with this species, Cryptonevra consimilis (also Diptera, Chloropidae), which has the same distribution and should have the same conservation status.


Added in 2007

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