Tephritis neesii (Meigen, 1830)
The often colourful Tephritid Flies are yet another severely under-recorded aspect of Nottinghamshire natural history. Although often noticed by ourselves, we have done little work on their photography or identification until recently. Tephritis neesii was found commonly in an area of Ollerton Pit Woods in early May 2011 and is presumably widespread in Nottinghamshire. The two flies in the top right photograph are showing courting behaviour, typical of that in early Spring.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tephritis neesii
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). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. David Shaw. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Pauline Bradford. Barry Lygo.

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 2021

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