Xyphosia miliaria (Schrank, 1781)
This seems to be a common Tephritid fly, found virtually anywhere in the vicinity of Thistles. We have found it to be common around most of the sites we visit within the Sherwood Forest NNR and elsewhere locally.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Xyphosia miliaria
 
 
 
 
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. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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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