The tiny orange bodied, long legged Gall Midge, Jaapiella veronicae causes galls to form on Germander Speedwell
Anywhere that the host plant grows
The midge lays its eggs in the terminal buds of Speedwell plants, usually Germander Speedwell. These causes the young leaves to become thickened and deformed allowing a pouch to develop to accommodate one or two orange-red larvae.
Common and widespread in much of Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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