Banded Burdock Fly

Terellia tussilaginis


Over all length 4mm. A small, pale brown fly with a pattern of dark bands on its wings.


Hedgerows and woodland edge. The larvae develop in the flowers of Burdock Arctium lappa.

Status and distribution

Restricted to the southern half of Britain. Can be found in some numbers along the Lower Path on burdock.

Best time to see

June to August.