Urophora cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)
This colourfully marked Tephritid fly, was found on Knapweed leaves at Warsop Wood in mid-May 2011. Many Tephritid flies are identifiable by wing pattern, but these do vary across individuals of the same species. The larvae makes charactersitic galls in the stems of Thistles.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Urophora cardui
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Darren Matthews. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Meg Skinner.

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Updated January 2019

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