Leucostoma anthracinum

Leucostoma are little black tachinids with very large white calyptrae – usually found in southern Europe this is a very rare genus in the UK. Leucostoma anthracinum is fairly easy to identify though from the other UK species because tergites 4-5 are dusted.

Key to the genus Leucostoma

Small dark flies with large, white calyptrae.


Cylindromyia auriceps

This species is still only known in the UK from the 2 specimens Steve Falk picked up in the South Downs (I think!), though it is very common in southern Europe.

Key to the genus Cylindromyia

1. Hind tibia without posteroventral bristles [Scutellum with 3 pairs of marginal bristles; 9-11mm in length, abdomen without median […]