Chaetostomella cylindrica


    A well-marked member of the Tephritidae family.  However there are similar species and good images are needed.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Please provide supporting images with your records for this species.


    Meadows and verges where Knapweed and thistles are present.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    Life History

    Larvae feed in the buds of Knapweed and thistles.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    There are few records of this species from Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map