Tephritis hyoscyami


Its wings are boldly patterned with dark markings similar to many other species in this genus.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Most well vegetated places, especially meadows and grassland especially where Creeping Thistle grows.

Life History

All year round with a peak from May to October.

UK Status

Records are concentrated in southern Britain where it seems to be fairly widespread.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map