Tephritis neesii

    Description

    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.

    Habitat

    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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map