Tephritis bardanae

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Tephritis bardanae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tephritidae
Genus: Tephritis
Species: T. bardanae
Binomial name
Tephritis bardanae
(Schrank, 1803)
Synonyms [1]

Tephritis bardanae is a picture-winged fly of the family Tephritidae, which are variously known as fruit-flies (North America) or gall flies (Britain and Ireland).

The larvae feed in the flower-heads (capitulae) of species of Arctium (burdocks), causing galls to form.[2]

The larvae pupates in autumn, forming a black puparium.[2]


  1. ^ "Tephritis bardanae (Schrank, 1803)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ a b Margaret Redfern; Peter Shirley; Michael Bloxham (2011). British Plant Galls (2 ed.). Field Studies Council. ISBN 978-1-85153-284-1. 


  • Merz, Bernhard (1994). Diptera Tephritidae. Fauna Helvetica. 10. Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft. p. 198. 

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