Terellia ruficauda (Fabricius, 1794)
Another well marked and fairly distinctive Tephritid fly, Terellia ruficauda is well distributed across much of the UK. The larvae makes charactersitic galls in the stems of Thistles. Several of these adults were found at Gamston Wood near Retford in mid-June 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Terellia ruficauda
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey).

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 January 2016

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