Polystepha malpighii

    Description

    Forms a c. 4mm blister on the upper surface of the leaf which may show a central depression in old galls. Often several per leaf. The white gall midge larva escapes through a hole in the lower surface. Reliable separation of the galls of Polystepha malpighi and P. quercus requires breeding.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wherever the host plants are found.

    Life History

    Univoltine, hibernation in the ground.

    UK Status

    Local

    VC55 Status

    Not known

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