Two Phytobia species are added to the Cumberland Diptera list

Robert Homan visited Rosthwaite, Cumberland VC70 on 14 April 2024 and recorded the medullary spots of Phytobia carbonaria (Zetterstedt, 1848) and Phytobia cerasiferae (Kangas, 1955). Both species were previously unknown from the vice county.

Many thanks to Robert for sending in his records.

15 April 2024