Terellia tussilaginis

    Description

    The gall fly Terellia tussilaginis is mainly pale greeny yellow in colour with distinctive brown banding on its wings.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    Habitat

    Around Burdock.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Burdock and cause galls to form.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in southern Britain at least.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map