Ox-eye Daisy Fly

Tephritis neesii


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


Meadows and grasslands. The larvae feed on Ox-eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare.

Status and distribution

Quite common and distributed over much of Britain with a slight southerly bias. Regular on the reserve.

Best time to see

April to September. Hibernates as an adult.