Rare Phytomyza species is added to the Hertfordshire Diptera list

On 26 March 2024, William Bishop found the larval leaf mines of Phytomyza phillyreae Hering in Buhr, 1930 on Phillyreae in a churchyard at Bayford, Hertfordshire, VC20. This is the first record for the vice county and just the fourth known vice county for the species.

Many thanks to William for sending in his record.

28 March 2024