Two Phytobia species are added to the North Wiltshire list

On 16 January 2024, Robert Homan visited Highworth, North Wiltshire VC7 and found the larval feeding signs of Phytobia carbonaria (Zetterstedt, 1848) and Phytobia cerasiferae (Kangas, 1955). Both species were previously not known from the vice county.

Many thanks to Robert for looking for these species and sending in his records.

16 January 2024