Tephritis neesii

    Description

    Wing Length 3.5 to 4.5 mm. Black oviscape. Legs orange-brown but with black femora on the male. Wing pattern is used in identification.

    Habitat

    Best searched for near the foodplant.

    When to see it

    Adults overwinter so can be found from April onwards.

    Life History

    Eggs laid on the capitulum of Leucanthemum species.

    UK Status

    Found throughout the British Isles, common in Southern England.

    VC55 Status

    Not known

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map