Xyphosia miliaria

Description

Length: 4-6 mm. This fruit fly is mostly orange with black patterned wings, typical of this family.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found on thistles where it causes galls to form on the host plant.

When to see it

May - September

UK Status

Common and widespread over much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Common

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map