Helleboring

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Saturday, 25 January 2014 07:26

A quick walk around Withdean Woods yesterday morning and the highlight was four plants of Stinking Hellebore just starting to flower. Or was it?! Interesting enough in its own right but I noticed the leaves were heavily mined. A quick look on ukflymines and it was clear there is only one species on hellebores, being a fly called Phytomyza hellebori. A new one for me and only the third record for Sussex!

5 Response to "Helleboring"

amanda peters Says:

I do find your posts very informative and interesting, and you have shown me things that I never knew existed. I might not comment all the time but I do read them.

Graeme Lyons Says:

Thanks very much Amanda!

Andrew Cunningham Says:

Excellent, I shall nip out and look for this right now.

Ray Hamblett Says:

I should get back to looking at detail in Lancing Ring LNR . Have you ever wandered there ? Good article about it in Worthing/Shoreham Herald last week

Graeme Lyons Says:

I have never been up to Lancing Ring LNR Ray, I must do at some time. I rarely these days just go to new sites unless I have something specific to look for, I should do though as it does restrict where I go!

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