Saturday, 30 October 2010

North American Squashbug second for Yorkshire

Something that wasn't on the 'expected to find list' for the year was Leptoglossus occidentalis - Western Conifer Seed Bug.

This individual was found on the wall of house in Fulford, York, by a colleague of Doug Fairweather who alerted him to 'a funny bug thing'. Fortunately, Doug was able to get photographs and identification.

A native of North America, the species has been introduced into Europe, appearing in the autumns of 2008 and 2009 in southern England. Up to receiving details from YNU, this appears to be the second Yorkshire record submitted to date, the other being in Leeds.

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