Submission - 19/11/2019

Sighting - 2019-11-11

Species Seen Gall of a gall-mite (Cecidophyopsis malpighianus) affecting Bay Laurel flower-buds
Scientific Name
Recorder Rob Randall
Record Status Confirmed
Identifier Dr. Margaret Redfern, 19/11/2019
Identified on 19/11/2019
Location ST738652
Phase Gall
Locality Royal Victoria Park, Bath
Habitat Female bush in shrubbery on roadside
Notes Flower buds on several shoots affected and much larger than normal buds. Fairly recent arrival in Great Britain. This species is on the Biological Record Centre's list but not yet on the NBN database. Probably new to the Bath area.