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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Valerian Psyllid

  Found the Psyllid Trioza centranthi in Holme-next-the-Sea today. Most information on the line suggests this is quite rare, but increasing in recent years (Naturespot). I first saw it a couple of weeks ago in Dorset, and being apparently found in southern counties I wasn't expecting to find it back here in Norfolk. However in the space of a few days have found it here and Sheringham, and in both intances on the first red valerian I searched! Clearly not that scarce at the moment, just under-recorded!

   Get out and search red valerian and don't forget to i-record your record so the spread can be documented.

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