Terellia tussilaginis (Fabricius, 1775)
Terellia tussilaginis is an attractively marked Tephritid Fly, and probably more widespread around the county than the available records we have would suggest. The larvae feed on Burdock and sites where this plant grows, should be the starting point of any search. The ones in the photographs below, were found at Warsop Main Pit Top in June 2016 and Stoke Bardolph in July 2017.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Terellia tussilaginis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2017

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