Another vice county first for a cambium mining Phytobia species

Robert Homan submitted a record, on 8 December 2023, of the larval signs of Phytobia carbonaria (Zetterstedt, 1848), based on medullary spots present in a Hawthorn (Crataegus) branch from Cheltenham, East Gloucestershire VC33.

This observation represents the first known record of P. carbonaria in the vice county. Many thanks to Robert for submitting the record.


10 December 2023