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Gall Flies

A female gall fly, probably Tephritis neesii (Diptera: Tephritidae) on an ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).  These flies lay their eggs in the ox-eye daisy flower heads and their larvae develop there.  A few minutes later I came across another one one of this species on a separate stand of ox-eye daisies:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2011-05-21.

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