Kolbia quisquiliarum

Range & Status

Mainly known across the southern counties.

Regional Distribution

Discovered amongst tall grasses on the old tin-streaming area at South Penquite Farm, Blisland, in 2005.

Habitat & Ecology

One of the few barkflies associated with open grassland, and best known from base-rich sites.


Heavy grazing, as the barkfly lives within the aerial parts of the sward.


South Penquite Farm is an organic farm and has conservation objectives written into its management plan.