Rhagoletis alternata


    Rhagoletis alternata is a species of fruit fly with well marked banding on the wings. This genus contains a number of similar species and care must be taken over identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    Around rose hips.

    When to see it

    Late summer.

    Life History

    Larvae feed inside rose hips.

    UK Status

    Not well recorded, but seems to be widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map