Xyphosia miliaria


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

    Identification difficulty

    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


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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map