Phytobia species is reported as new to Dunbartonshire Diptera list

On 19 February 2024, Dean Stables found the larval feeding signs of Phytobia cerasiferae (Kangas, 1955) in Blackthorn stems along the F&C Canal towpath, High Knightswood, Dunbartonshire VC99. This is the first record for the vice county.

Many thanks to Dean for sending in his record.

19 February 2024