Species Account for Ensina sonchi
Ensina sonchi (Linnaeus, 1767)
Diptera: other groups: Tephritidae
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Essex RDB: Listed
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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data
Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from Chafford Hundred in Thurrock, now mostly built on.
The picture winged fly Ensina sonchi has records for England north to Cheshire. The larvae form a gall in the flower head of Hypochoerus radicata, Aster tripolium, Leontodon, Picris, Sonchus, or Trapogon (Recorder species account). References