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Jun222012

Another Tephritid Fly

A female Urophora quadrifasciata (Diptera: Tephritidae) on knapweed (Centaurea sp). 

With a wing length of only 2.5mm, these flies are noticably smaller than most other Tephritid flies.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2012-06-17.

Reader Comments (2)

Your Lauxanid is I think Palloptera arcuata - thgere is no Lauxanid with this sort of wing pattern
June 26 | Unregistered CommenterRoger Morris
Thanks again Roger. I did think the fly (shown here: http://tristram.squarespace.com/home/2012/6/26/yellow-fly.html )was a bit 'clean' for a Minettia inusta but I was in a hurry and obviously didn't check it as closely as I should have.
The UK Checklist has Palloptera arcuata down as a synonym of Palloptera quinquemaculata.

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