Tephritis ruralis

Description

One of many similar looking members of the Tephritidae family which have strongly patterned wings. Great care is needed in identifying these species.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Dry grassy areas.

When to see it

Summer.

UK Status

Widespread but scattered records from around Britain, many of the records being from coastal areas.

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