Tephritis ruralis


    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

    Dry grassy areas.

    When to see it


    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