Tephritis neesii


Wing Length 3.5 to 4.5 mm. Black oviscape. Legs orange-brown but with black femora on the male. Wing pattern is used in identification.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.


Best searched for near the foodplant.

When to see it

Adults overwinter so can be found from April onwards.

Life History

Eggs laid on the capitulum of Leucanthemum species.

UK Status

Found throughout the British Isles, common in Southern England.

VC55 Status

Not known

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map