Cleigastra apicalis


Over all length 6mm. A small, dark dung-fly with murky orange legs.


Associated with Common Reed Phragmites australis, where its larvae feed on plant and animal detritis. The adults feed on other insects.

Status and distribution

Thinly dispersed over suitable habitat throughout southern Britain. Found around reed beds, especially close to the Large Gravel Pit on the reserve.

Best time to see

May to August.