Oxyna parietina

    Description

    A Tephritid fly with heavily patterned wings. There are several similar members in this family and care is needed with identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various habitats, but often where Mugwort is present.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    Life History

    The larvae bore into the stems of Mugwort.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England but this group is not well recorded and it is difficult to determine exact status.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map