Phytobia species is added to the Breconshire vice county list

Graham Watkeys has added Phytobia cerasiferae (Kangas, 1955) to the Breconshire (VC42) list. Graham found larval feeding signs in Blackthorn stems at Taf Fechan Nature Reserve, Breconshire on 17 January 2024, which represents the first known occurrence of the species in the vice county.

Many thanks to Graham for sending in his records.

17 January 2024