Phytobia species is added to yet another vice county list

On 29 December 2023, John Lyden found the medullary spots and feeding tracks of Phytobia carbonaria (Zetterstedt, 1848) in Hawthorn stems from his Shropshire (VC40) garden, representing the first known record for the vice county.

Many thanks to John for sending in his record.

29 December 2023