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Scientific Name: Terellia tussilaginis
Common Name: Gall Fly
Terellia tussilaginis, a Gall Fly, is mainly pale greeny yellow in colour with distinctive brown banding on its wings. Adults can be seen from June to August.
The larvae live in the flowerheads of Arctium lappa, Arctium minus, Arctium tomentosum and Cirsium vulgare, feeding on them and causing galls to form.
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain, at least in the southern half of the country.
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