Phytomyza species is reported as new to Bedfordshire Diptera list

On 22 November 2023, Matthew Ames collected leaf mines on Ox-eye Daisy at Cotton End, Bedfordshire VC30, which subsequently produced an adult male of Phytomyza paraciliata (Godfray, 1985). This is the first record for the vice county.

Many thanks to Matthew for sending the puparium for rearing.

17 June 2024