Rare Phytomyza species is reported as new to South Essex

On 21 June 2021, Ed Hardy photographed a male Phytomyza orobanchia Kaltenbach, 1864 on Broomrape at Little Belhus, South Essex VC18. This is the first record of the species in the vice county.

Many thanks to Ed for getting in touch with the scheme and providing the data.

9 June 2024