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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Xyphosia miliaria - A Tephritid Fly

Xyphosia miliaria - A Tephritid Fly

Xyphosia miliaria 30092


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

Found on thistles where it causes galls to form on the host plant.a common Tephritid fly, found virtually anywhere in the vicinity of Thistles.


May - September

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