A well-marked member of the Tephritidae family. However there are similar species and good images are needed.
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Meadows and verges where Knapweed and thistles are present.
May to August.
Larvae feed in the buds of Knapweed and thistles.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
There are few records of this species from Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015