One of many similar fruit flies with heavily patterned wings. It is sometimes possible to identify a species based on the wing patterning but some variation does occur, even within members of the same species.
Tephritis bardanae is found around the flower heads of Burdock.
Spring to autumn.
The larvae live on Burdock making a gall.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales
Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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