Stem feeding species is reported as new to Scottish list

Paul Cobb has added Melanagromyza oligophaga Spencer, 1990 to the Scottish list*. On 31 December 2023, Paul found a puparium inside a Knapweed stem in Ayrshire which, upon examination of the posterior spiracles, was found to belong to M. oligophaga.

*Cobb, P. 2024. A Stem-boring fly new to Scotland. Glasgow Natural History Society Newsletter February 2024: 8.