Tephritis hyoscyami


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

    Identification difficulty
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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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map