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Tephritid Fly

A male Tephritis vespertina (Diptera: Tephritidae).  Another first for me.  The wing tips are mostly black.  The larvae are known to feed on various dandelion-like plants such as cat's ear (Hypochaeris radicata), hawk's beard (Crepis sp), and bristly ox-tongue (Picris echiodes).

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-07-05.

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