Tephritis neesii - 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