New Scottish vice county record is reported for Phytobia species

Dean Stables has recorded the first known occurrence of Phytobia carbonaria (Zetterstedt, 1848) in Lanarkshire VC77. Dean found larval feeding signs in a Hawthorn stem along the F&C canal towpath, Maryhill, Glasgow on 29 December 2023.

Many thanks to Dean for getting in touch with the scheme and submitting his record.

29 December 2023