Tephritis hyoscyami (Linnaeus, 1758)
Another of the Tephritid flies with characteristic wing markings, although care has to be taken when identifying. The individual photographed, was one of several adults (along with a number of Tephritis formosa) found by beating the old flowers of Gorse growing on Warsop Main Pit Top during January 2019. It is probably under-recorded in Nottinghamshire, but we know of just a single other record, when found during an invertebrate survey of Sherwood Heath in 2006 (Godfrey, A.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tephritis hyoscyami
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey).

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Updated January 2019

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