Rare species recorded along the bank of the river Humber

On 20 April 2024, three male Napomyza merita Zlobin, 1993 were swept from mixed vegetation along the Humber estuary, South-east Yorkshire VC61, representing just the third, fourth and fifth British records of the species.

This species was first found in the UK (East Norfolk) by Tim Hodge in 2022. The larval host is currently unknown but like most Napomyza, it is likely to be an internal stem-borer.

21 April 2024