Xyphosia miliaria

    Description

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

    Photo ID?
    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

    UK Map