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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map