07 August 2011

Azalea Leaf-miner

The first Glamorgan record of this recent colonist was made on 15.May.2006 by Dave Slade in his Cardiff garden. We did not have to wait very long before it appeared in the west of the county as we recorded it in our Gorseinon garden just two months later on 18.July.2006 and there are now 34 records from nine Glamorgan sites. Probably overlooked due to its small size (just a few mm long), it is probably most abundant in urban sites where larval foodplants are more plentiful.
29.Jul.11 : 1 of 3 records from our garden this year. 


DRWG said...

Ba: Still unrecorded in my Cardiff garden.

Barry Stewart said...

Why not treat yourself to a little Azalea and see what happens, mind you there are no Azaleas or Rhododendrons in our garden.