Cerodontha (Poemyza) melicae is added to the Scottish Diptera list

Dean Stables has published a short note* having reared this species from a leaf mine and puparia found in Cock’s-foot (Dactylis glomerata) in Glasgow. Two males were successfully reared and determined by the male genitalia.

This record represents the first record for Scotland the first British record since 1963.

*Stables, D. 2023. Cerodontha (Poemyza) melicae Nowakowski (Diptera, Agromyzidae) new to Scotland). Dipterists Digest (Second Series) 30 (2): 248.
11 November 2023