Blackthorn feeder is added to the East Suffolk Diptera list

On 1 January 2024, John Pilgrim found larval feeding signs of Phytobia cerasiferae (Kangas, 1955) in Blackthorn stems at Boyton, East Suffolk VC25. John’s record is the first known occurrence of the species in the vice county.

Many thanks to John for submitting the record.

1 January 2024