Two Phytobia species are added to the Worcestershire Diptera list

On 5 January 2024, Robert Homan recorded the larval feeding signs of Phytobia carbonaria (Zetterstedt, 1848) and Phytobia cerasiferae (Kangas, 1955) at Conderton, Worcestershire VC37. These are the first known records of each species in the vice county.

Many thanks to Robert for sending in his records.

5 January 2024